Goal: Students will develop a portfolio that documents their growth on the International Baccalaureate Approaches to Learning (ATL).
Assignment: Students will copy the ATL Portfolio site to make it their own. Throughout their junior high years, they will attach work samples that they feel demonstrates their growth in the five ATL areas. They will reflect on the growth they show from grade 7 through grade 9, as well as their areas of strength and those that need additional work.
Approaches to Learning Termplate Site
- Communication through Language
- Communication through Interaction
- Information Literacy
- Media Literacy
- Self Management
- Affective Skills
- Reflective Skills
- Creative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
Description of how it is an Authentic Assessment
This assessment is authentic because it asks students to analyze on their own skills, provide evidence of achievement, and reflect on their growth. Because it crosses years and courses, students will be able to use the evidence that makes the most sense for them to demonstrate progress towards skill attainment.
Although I am no longer in the classroom and do not use assessment regularly in my position, this course was valuable to me as an opportunity to think "beyond the box". The last time I created an assessment, it was a paper/pencil test! "Playing" with assessments using technology brought me in to the 21st century! I may not ever create another assessment, but I'm sure I will be able to share my learning with teachers in the district.