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ERIC Number: ED364583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Case Study of the Effects of Alternative Assessment in Instruction, Student Learning and Accountability Practices. Project 3.1: Alternative Assessments in Schools: The Effects of Alternative Assessments.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Four papers follow and document the progress of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing in understanding questions related to alternative assessment based on case studies in three elementary schools. The research questions include consideration of the logistical constraints that must be respected in developing alternative assessments and the features that can be feasibly integrated with instruction. Also considered are changes in teachers' knowledge and beliefs about assessment and instruction resulting from the project and the effect of new assessments on learning. The four papers are: (1) "Dilemmas and Issues for Teachers Developing Performance Assessments in Mathematics" (Roberta A. Flexer and Eileen A. Gerstner); (2) "Dilemmas and Issues in Implementing Classroom-Based Assessments for Literacy" (Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Kathryn Davinroy); (3) "Teachers' Ideas and Practices about Assessment and Instruction" (Hilda Borko, Maurene Flory, and Kate Cumbo); and (4) "Parent Opinions about Standardized Tests, Teacher's Information and Performance Assessments" (Lorrie A. Shepard and Carribeth L. Bliem). (Contains 57 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Knowledge Level, Learning, Literacy, Parent Attitudes, Performance Based Assessment, Research Methodology, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Assessment Effects; Learner Based Accountability System
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).