ERIC Number: ED366647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
Reassessing Performance Based Assessment.
Taylor, Ronald D.
A review of the recent literature has yielded a number of concerns about the validity, reliability, cost, efficiency, generalizability, utility, and cultural sensitivity of performance based assessments. The resulting conclusion was that continuing the performance based assessment initiative should be rethought. Suggested alternatives included understanding the mistaken rationale for abandoning multiple-choice testing, continuing the use of reformed multiple-choice tests, adopting a multiple measures approach to assessment, and recognizing the limits of testing in accountability and educational reform. (Contains 51 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Awareness, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews, Multiple Choice Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Test Reliability, Test Use, Test Validity, Testing Problems, Time Management
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Testing Effects
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Missouri Unit of the Association of Teacher Educators (Osage Beach, MO, November 13, 1993).