Authentic Tasks
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Authentic Tasks


Authentic Tasks

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This site is part of the Authentic Assessment Toolbox which is a MERLOT Classics winner. This section deals with Authentic Tasks, which according to the author are assignments "given to students designed to assess their ability to apply standard-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges." The author provides Characteristics of Authentic Tasks and Types of Authentic Tasks. Also provided at the site are Examples of Authentic Tasks and How to Select an Authentic Task.
Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: August 02, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 05, 2009
Submitter: Cathy Swift


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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