5 Levels of Authentic Student Work

When considering creating authentic learning experiences for students, think about the following five levels of authenticity:

  • Level One: Student produced a product that is not relevant to objective.
  • Level Two: Student produced a product is relevant to objective only.
  • Level Three: Student produced a product that has value inside the classroom.
  • Level Four: Student produced a product that has hypothetical value outside the classroom.
  • Level Five: Student produced a product that has value outside the classroom.

The higher the level, the more authentic the work.