Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing
Frequently Asked Questions about the Consortium
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Q5: What is a Performance-Based Assessment System?
A performance-based assessment system is an integrated approach to education that underpins the culture of a
By using a performance-based assessment system, we insist that assessment must not stand apart, but be
continually incorporated into the day-to-day work, and schooling, of every student.
- A performance-based assessment system links together:
- a variety of student work over time
- continuous assessment
- external oversight
- high standards
- professional development
For this reason:
- Our schools do not base assessment on any one single instrument or test.
- We say "NO" to high-stakes tests.