Authentic Assessment through Innovative Project Work in Jurong Secondary School

Authentic Assessment through Innovative Project Work in Jurong Secondary School

At Jurong Secondary School (JSS), Project Work (PW) is conducted for all secondary 2 and 3 students. Besides multi-disciplinary content learning, students' project tasks are crafted so that they carry national education themes to develop in students a sense of pride and belonging to the school and community. For example, in 2005, some students featured achievements of the school, as well as prominent alumni members who made significant contributions to their alma mater and society. Other students featured interesting places in the neighbourhood to create awareness of Taman Jurong community. Some students even focused on the role of Jurong in industrialisation and in the tourism industry, and hence the development of Singapore. This paper details how PW is conducted in JSS to captivate students' interest and motivation. In particular, the paper focuses on how students are assessed using a set of tailored scoring rubrics that give emphasis on the process of doing the project, including information processing, communication and collaboration. Other important outcomes such as innovation and enterprise, complex thinking, and reflective learning, are also achieved through PW. Actual students' work is shared.

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