The authentic assessment toolbox
A useful resource on authentic assessment has been developed by Jon Mueller of North Central College. The Authentic Assessment Toolbox web site won one of the 2004 Merlot Classics awards, and deservedly so. The focus is on the secondary education sector as is usually the case, but many of the key principles underpinning the authentic assessment movement are more broadly applicable. The ‘What is Authentic Assessment‘ link leads to a nice easy-to-absorb piece by Mueller that deals with the basics.