ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses the create virtual performance assessments by writing clear prompts, teach necessary skills beforehand, model successful performances, and, if students are presenting to one another, determine the task they will accomplish while watching classmates. The teacher, therefore, needs to outline any skills students will need to be taught beforehand and any materials that will be needed, which is another reason a clear prompt is crucial. If a teacher chooses to let students provide feedback for one another, we recommend that prior to presentations, students are given a copy of the success criteria, rubric, checklist, or anything else that will be used to determine student achievement. Translating live performances to virtual experiences can be one of the biggest challenges in online classrooms. Teachers who teach performance-heavy subjects in-person frequently have more leeway to change their approach quickly if needed, whereas the format of virtual teaching may make this more difficult.