Performance event assessment

A performance event is a direct measure of a skill designed to emulate real-life contexts or conditions in which specific knowledge or skills are applied, frequently resulting in a product or measurable behavior.

Source: Adapted from: American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, p. 179. (OSEP glossary) Adapted from: http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/ParentKit/AltAssessFAQ.asp

Contextual Use: A performance event assessment is one of the three predominant formats of alternate assessment systems that can be evaluated by the UDL AA-AAS Evaluation Tool.

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