Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

Analysis on the implementation of authentic assessment in Singapore classrooms


Qianqian Zhang * 1

1 Hong Kong Baptist University

Corresponding Author

Qianqian Zhang


Singapore classrooms, authentic assessment, educational reform


In order to promote students' ability to accomplish real-world tasks, Singapore education adopts authentic assessment to develop students’ ‘high-order thinking. Unlike traditional assessment, authentic assessment verifies students’ learning by looking at how they apply knowledge. The educational context in Singapore that is undergoing a transformation toward promoting students’ competency is supportive of authentic assessment’s development. The implementation model of the portfolio and the representative authentic assessment method are discussed to give a more detailed introduction of how authentic assessment runs in real talk. The encounter of chances and challenges in Singapore’s experience of embracing authentic assessment offers an instructive example for the worldwide prospect of the wider use of authentic assessment in the future.


Qianqian Zhang. Analysis on the implementation of authentic assessment in Singapore classrooms. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 332-340. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021231.


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