An In-Depth Look at the Feasibility of Using Authentic Assessment in Catechism Instruction
“Authentic assessment” basically is assessment that measures accomplishments that are either in the real world or are directly tied to it. The following essay will explore what it means to have assessments that measure worthwhile, significant, and meaningful Everything God teaches us is practical in its very nature and the way those teachings are passed on ought to be practical as well. There is value in assessing confirmation students according to how well they perform in authentic, real world tasks or in tasks that are very close to authentic. For this reason, the following thesis proposes to explain and defend the validity and value of what is known as authentic assessment as one part of a larger authentic pedagogy for catechism instruction.