Performance-based assessment in Indian classrooms
This project examines performance-based assessment as an effective assessment tool in Indian classrooms. Students are currently assessed by summative assessment in the schools. Such a system lacks a variety of helpful assessment strategies; it does not emphasize imparting skills and competencies among students to prepare them for the real world. The importance of formative assessment in the classrooms is addressed through the literature. The idea of using performance-based assessment resulted in a project in the form of a handbook for Indian teachers. This handbook guides teachers to how to use performance-based assessment in the classrooms by using CARE model to plan instructions, and thus assessing learning outcomes by using assessment tools which are checklists, portfolios and rating scales. It also guides teachers by providing samples of how they can assess their students’ performance and can provide them feedback by and motivating them for future learning.