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Question 1: An authentic assessment should be challenging

Authentic assessment tasks establish connections between real-world experiences and educational (school-based) ideas. They also present students with the full array of tasks that mirror the priorities and challenges found in the best instructional setting. Degree of challenge reflects the authenticity of real-world situations and tasks. Thus, within an authentic assessment activity, students are required to demonstrate their ability to analyse the task and synthesise, from the range of skills and knowledge that they have acquired, those which will be necessary for the completion of a specific outcome, where the approach to the potentially correct response may not always be clear cut or obvious.