BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - 24
THE FEEDBACK LOOP
ITS INFLUENCE ON
BY JENNIFER ECKSTEIN, PIVOT
POINT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
hen one thinks of
assessments, they may
think of the traditional
fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, true-false
or matching questions
found on a final exam and given a grade,
but assessments today are much more than
the traditional assessments of the past.
Implementing only traditional assessment
design will not meet the needs of today's
vocational student. In order for students to
succeed they require constant feedback on
progress. Assessments built to do this not
only need to measure the student's gained
theoretical knowledge, but must be able
to measure the performance of real-world
practical skills achieved, throughout the
entire learning process.
This approach is called authentic assessment and is all about assessing learners as
they complete real world assignments that
allow them to apply knowledge and skills
just learned. Examples of authentic assessments might include portfolios, instructor
observations, performance or demonstration evaluation or any other assessment
that will show proof or evidence of an
accomplished competency. Educators
using authentic assessment strategies
are more likely to reach more learners or
match a variety of learning styles.
The course ED103 - Student Learning and Assessment is available on the AACS Online Training Center. Members call AACS at
800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. To learn about this course, visit http://www.aacstraining.org/courses/ED103.
| B E AU TYLINK | E N H A NC ING ED UC ATION | 2017