The educator incorporates habits, skills, and dispositions into performance assessments by either 1) adapting an existing assessment or 2) designing a new assessment from scratch.
The Advanced Performance Assessment for Learning Design stack is designed so that, if all three credentials are taken together, they will become more than the sum of their parts. Each micro-credential is intended to be able to stand on its own; however, the ideas and activities of each of these credentials support and expand on the others, allowing a fuller appreciation of performance assessment and its implications. Even more value will be gained by engaging in all three Performance Assessment for Learning stacks together.
Habits, Skills, and Dispositions are those qualities that—in addition to academic knowledge—are necessary for success in college, career, and civic life. Examples include collaboration, creativity, communication, and self-direction, among others. Increasingly, these habits, skills, and dispositions are seen as essential for the success of students in college, career, and civic life (for more, see the infographic in the resources). They are referred to in the field by a number of names, including essential skills and dispositions, work-study habits, non-cognitive skills, etc.
Performance assessments that measure habits, skills, and dispositions provide students with feedback on how well developed these essential skills are and how they might improve performance.
You will create a performance assessment (or adapt an existing one) that assesses at least one habit, skill, or disposition.
Steps of embedding habits, skills, and dispositions into performance assessments include the following:
To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3 and a “Got it” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
To earn the micro-credential for Embedding Habits, Skills, and Dispositions in PAs, the educator must submit the following:
Write a reflective essay (1,000-word limit) OR record a fiveto ten-minute video or audio addressing the following topics (be sure to use specificsthat illustrate why you come to the conclusions you do):
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