How will you know
that your students know and can do what you intend for them to know at the end of the tasks? When and how will you assess their progress? their learning? What things can you do on an ongoing
basis? What should I monitor at select times – beginning, middle & end -- and how?
What performance criteria should you use? How does this fit in with the
traditional academic world that might require exams? What happens to your students when they shift
from your performance based classroom to a non-performance based one? Will students
have learned how to learn?
||Faculty, Task Force
||Close the Loop (Assessment)
Before you implement your scenario, you will need to develop
an assessment plan/schedule, rubrics, and assessment items that support PBL models of learning -- the application and use of knowledge, not just the regurgitation of information or facts. The first step is to have a conversation with your colleagues about assessment and begin to map out your assessment plan.