ERIC Number: ED362551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-18
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on H.R. 6: Assessment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
At one of a series of hearings on H.R. 6, the Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments of 1993, several experts discussed issues related to national assessment, assessment in Chapter 1, and state efforts to develop new forms of assessment. Eleanor Chelimsky, Assistant Comptroller General for Program Evaluation and Methodology of the General Accounting Office reports that respondents to a national survey of educators do not favor a national test for accountability purposes, and that many have reservations about the use of national examinations. Richard Mills, Commissioner of Education for Vermont, also discussed a national system of examinations and reviewed some assessment developments in the Vermont state program. Thomas A. Romberg, Director of the National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education, indicates that a new assessment paradigm centered on children's learning is needed for Chapter 1 assessment and for all students. Sylvia T. Johnson, professor of statistics and research methodology at Howard University (Washington, D.C.), spoke about testing issues in relation to the proposed national assessment. Prepared statements of each of these witnesses and Lynn C. Woolsey, a Representative in Congress from California, follow the remarks. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compensatory Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Hearings, Learning, Models, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Performance Based Assessment, Research Methodology, State Programs, Test Use, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Congress 103rd; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Proposed Legislation
Note: Serial No. 103-2.