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Performance assessment is a powerful way to measure the acquisition of skill as opposed to knowledge. The high cost of implementing performance assessment (e.g. senior projects, writing assessments) has limited its use. Digital Promise could support work to advance applications of technology in performance assessment that could bring costs down.
Many technology-enhanced approaches to teaching and learning are dismissed because they show "no significant difference" when standardized achievement tests have been the measure. Yet they may have added significant value to a student's education! We need to develop assessments that can capture such value.