Natures And Benefits Of The Authentic Assessments System

It is well known that a proper assessment of a child’s progress is very important when it comes to subjects like math. However, instead of passive test taking and other traditional methods authentic assessment focuses on testing the ability of a child to apply math in the real world context. These tests focus on the students analytical skills and if they are able to integrate what they learnt creatively. These are six ways authentic assessment in math can be used in math enrichment class Singapore.
1.Performance assessment
The children are given a problem as a group and told to demonstrate the solution. This helps the child learn how to work in a group; they use knowledge from every person in the group to solve the problem.
2.Short investigation
These are basic math problems that are given to the child to test how good their basic knowledge is. The student should be able to interpret the sum, calculate the answer, explain and describe their answer and also predict the solution. Typically these assessment problems help the child work independently and give them enough time to write the answer and then orally answer any of the questions asked.
3.Open resource questions
This exercise can be a quick session at the end of a lesson to assess whether the students have grasped what was taught. The teacher can ask the child for a brief written or oral answer, draw a diagram, or solve a mathematical problem. To make it fun the teacher can create a quiz setting.
4.Portfolio
This is a method that documents the students progress throughout the year either through journal writing, group reports, student’s notes and their rough drafts. This also helps the student themselves assess their work and make changes before they show it to the teacher.
5.Self-assessment
This is one of the methods that needs extra focus, the child themselves are almost always the best person to ask about what is difficult and what they need extra help with. Once the project is completed it is important that the child self analysis their work. Simple questions like what was the most difficult part of the project? Or what did you learn from the project can help self assessment.
6.Multiple choice questions
These questions can be developed to asses understanding of one particular topic as well as integrate many topics into one question that usually takes 3–4 minutes.