ERIC Number: ED348380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Report on New Standards Tasks and Protocols for Piloting. Project 2.1: Alternative Approaches to Assessment in Mathematics and Science. Alternative Approaches to Assessment in Mathematical Problem Solving.
Resnick, Lauren B.; Resnick, Daniel
The New Standards Project is a partnership of 17 states and 6 major school districts that have joined to develop alternative approaches to setting educational standards and assessing student achievement. In the New Standards Project plan, formal standard setting occurs through a process of public examination of student work products on pilot assessment tasks. This progress report describes the work on task development during the first project year, and outlines plans for pilot studies and grading exercises that will occur in the spring and summer of 1992. At that time, New Standards Project will conduct a pilot of fourth-grade performance assessments in mathematics and English/language arts. A total of 460 teachers in 23 states and over 10,000 students are expected to participate. The design of the pilot is described, and research questions are discussed. Task production for this pilot began at a workshop in 1991 where approximately 450 participants focused on developing authentic tasks. Editing and revising has occurred, with several levels of review. The development of scoring rubrics is the next step, scheduled for April and May 1992. Appendix 1 contains the 11-item teacher questionnaire for the pre-pilot assessment. Appendix 2 lists the steps in task revision as an iterative process. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: New Standards Project (LRDC); Task Characteristics