authentic assessment

noun

Definition of authentic assessment 

education

: a set of methods or techniques for assessing the academic achievement of a student that includes activities requiring the application of acquired knowledge and skills to real-world situations and that is often seen as an alternative to standardized testing Georgia colleges ought to develop authentic assessments that measure whether students can put their learning to work in gathering information, analyzing it down to relevance and using it to solve problems.Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 24 Aug. 2001

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1989, in the meaning defined above

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