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This blog is intended for all educators, from elementary school through graduate school, who are interested in authentic assessment.

By ‘authentic,’ we mean tasks that are more than just a test of content knowledge, or implemented through multiple-choice exams or similar. We are interested in students working on complex problems that require critical thinking, a synthesis of diverse information, and the ability to find original solutions to these complex problems. Often, this will require considerable amounts of writing, which requires assessment and feedback.

We are not interested in advancing any specific pedagogical theories or approaches. We will highlight innovation, hard work, clever solutions, and new tools wherever we find them. We are also interested in data on student achievement and how educators use data to improve curricula.

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