ERIC Number: ED366649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Literature and Survey Results for the Utah State Core Curriculum Performance Assessment. [Draft.]
In 1992 the Utah State Office of Education initiated a review of recent literature on performance assessment as a step in establishing the foundation of the Utah State Core Curriculum Performance Assessment Program. Profiles Corporation conducted the review of the literature and contacted educators in all 50 states regarding the current state of large-scale performance assessment. This summary of the nature, design, and use of performance assessments is based on the review and survey. Performance assessment is a response to the calls for educational change that are sweeping the country, and it reflects society's need to produce creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and information processors. The literature review and the survey make it clear that performance assessments are being developed by states and districts across the country. In general, states are taking their time in developing and testing the new assessments because they are mindful of the problems involved in performance assessment and are attaching high stakes to its results. Implications of the review and survey for the state core-curriculum program are discussed. Survey results are summarized in an attachment, and there is a nine-page table of findings. (Contains 34 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Criteria, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Performance Based Assessment, Problem Solving, Standards, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Surveys, Tables (Data), Test Construction, Test Use
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Profiles Corp.