Definitions for "Authentic assessment"
An evaluation of what students actually know and can do; may include portfolios, journals, observations, taped readings, videotaping, and teacher-student conferences, measures skills for real purposes rather than contrived or artificial situations.
Method of assessment in which the student is expected to demonstrate his or her competence and proficiency through the completion of a task that mimics a job or a higher educational or life skill.
Assessment in which students are engaged in activities that reflect what students will be expected to do outside of the classroom.