Performance Tests – have always been an output of my ISD efforts, as I consider them to be the same as Application Exercises, following essential Information, and then Demonstrations of the tasks producing outputs.
In my approach – the final Application Exercise is always a Performance Tests, whether considered as such formally, or informally. And in critical, complex performance, I prefer to design a series of performance-based Application Exercises that start off, easy-peasy, then become merely difficult, then become darn difficult, and then the final test is From Hades – where the most complex, difficult performance competence is tested if that’s what is required in the real world performance that the performer will face. They have either been prepared for that, or they have not.
Performance Testing and Application Exercises are never targeted at low stakes performance. Never.
Performance Testing – It’s ALL – about Performance. And demonstrated competence.
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