This text reviews literature on authentic assessment in the context of Australian education over the last twenty years. It examines the practices advocated for beginning teachers as assessors of students and the key issue of authentic assessment of teachers themselves.
Contents : Entry One: An inspector calls again/ Julianne Moss -- Entry Two: Zooming in on a portfolio conversation/ Trevor Hay -- 1. Portfolios for a purpose/ Sally Godinho and Jeni Wilson --2. Any colour as long as its beige: professional competency standards and dilemmas/ Peter Ferguson -- 3. From profiles to rich tasks: authenticity in curriculum and assessment practices in Australia/ Julianne Moss, Jeni Wilson and Dean Pierides -- 4. Passport to the profession: standards-based portfolios/ Julie White and Trevor Hay -- 5. Beyond authenticity/ Trevor Hay and Julie White -- 6. Narratives of struggle: dialogues and conversations on the professional teaching portfolio/ Kim Senior and Fida Sanjakdar -- 7. The portfolio exposed/ Julie White ... [et al.] -- 8. Teaching portfolios as artistry and performance: I cant submit my portfolio until Monday because I have to bake it on Sunday/ Mary Dixon -- 9. Waiting in the transit lounge: portfolios, identity and globalisation/ Mary Dixon and Julianne Moss.