Schools have a responsibility to teach learners, as much as knowledge, skills they will require in the real world. In a changing and challenging world, schools must help students emerge as young adults with an array of diverse, real-world skills like imagination and creativity, complex problem solving, entrepreneurship and ownership, getting along with others and resilience.
This presents a significant challenge. How do we test if our children’s school education has indeed equipped them with real-world skills? While it’s easy to test a child’s capability in math, reading, writing and science, it’s not possible to evaluate real-world skills with conventional assessment methods.
Given that employers require a very different set of skills than those taught at schools, how do we check if our children are on the right track? In this article, I explore — authentic assessment. It’s an emerging assessment practice that enables educators to test a child’s real-world skills.
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