Share Paper: Using Digital Tools to Increase Authenticity and Access in Performance-Based Assessment and Project-Based Learning

  1. Kristina Doubet, James Madison University, United States
  2. Eric Carbaugh, James Madison University, United States
Friday, March 22 12:00-12:15 PM Sunset 5

Abstract: Performance-Based Assessments (PBA) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) have taken center stage as a means of encouraging and assessing deeper learning. Their emphasis on higher order thinking skills and transfer of learning – as well as their potential to help students exercise and hone 21st Century skills – render them priceless tools in the pursuit to ensure all students are college and career ready (Guha, Wagner, Darling-Hammond, Taylor, & Curtis, 2018). Recognizing the value of PBA and PBL, many teachers, schools, and districts have begun to embrace these models as integral components of curriculum design and/or as alternate means of high-stakes ...