Authentic Assessments

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Assessing Today’s Youth Both, On and Off the Field
As an educator and a coach, you have to develop multiple strategies in order to assess student and player development. It is vital not only for the student and players personal development but also for the teacher and coach to develop and improve on teaching and coaching processes to better help instruct more students in the future. What is the purpose of going to school and or playing sports if you cannot find out if you are being successful or not. If there is not a performance measure in place what is the overall purpose? What is the purpose of the student or player and what is the purpose or role of the teacher or coach? An evaluation process is the basis of revamping a teachers or coaches
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Utilizing these methods aids the teachers in truly gaining and understanding on how well their students or players are learning, meeting achievement standards and grasping techniques throughout instruction. You can also gauge the motivation and dedication level of each student and player too using various methods of the authentic process. There are many different methods to successfully assess your students or players such as; performance assessments, portfolio or journal usage, self-evaluations, oral interviews, retelling stories, writing samples, demonstrations, game film review, practice drills, and overall teacher or coach observations. Performance based assessments are all uniquely designed to develop and aid in measuring performance data and to provide credible information and metrics to further progress a learners development and performance (Morrow, 2011). It is important that you incorporate many various methods to assess performance in order to gain the best possible reviewed data for all of your students or players. No one tool can assess all performance. The overall goal of these assessments to verify what your students and players have learned the material or drills that you have taught …show more content…
These tests have the most common form or question and answer, using memorization skills and little application of theory or demonstration (Rollings-Carter, 2011). These types of assessments are usually really easy to grade but using these test do not help a teacher or a student truly understand if the information has been learned, understood or applied successfully. For example, if you are trying to evaluate if a learner can truly utilize knowledge gained, you have to develop a performance measure that actively engages the learner and gives the learner multiple ways to demonstrate their knowledge with various applications not just question and

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