Authentic Assessment: Going Beyond Tests and Towards Mastery

Focus Area: Formative Assessment and Differentiation

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available Now


Effective student assessment provides critical data to guide instruction. How can we assess in ways that are authentically part of a student’s learning experience? Authentic assessment can be used to motivate students, teach a skill, offer feedback, and holistically evaluate progress. In coaching or in a Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • Define authentic assessment
  • Explore scenarios and tech tools that go beyond testing and towards projects, demonstrations, and more
  • Build and get peer feedback on their plan for authentic assessment


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I incorporate student-centered formative assessments into my instruction.