ERIC Number: ED370907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment! Assessment! Assessment! Kansas Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA).
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This report is designed to provide educators who are embarking on the Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) process with an overview of assessment options, a discussion about the alignment of assessment and curriculum, and a compendium of resources for further investigation into the concept of student assessment. The QPA process recognizes that multiple assessments must be utilized in order to best measure student performance and that the assessment technique must be aligned with the curriculum. Attributes of sound assessments are listed. Types of assessments are discussed, including: criterion-referenced; alternative, authentic, performance-based assessments; portfolios; norm-referenced assessments; communications assessment; and mathematics assessment. A resources section describes a set of 10 videotapes developed by Rick Stiggins titled "Classroom Assessment Training Program." Appendixes contain a blueprint for designing performance-based assessments, worksheets for developing portfolios, Kansas communications outcomes, a description of the six-trait analytic model and a guide for rating student writing, and Kansas mathematics standards. (Contains 25 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement, Norm Referenced Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Quality Control, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers: Kansas; Quality Performance Accreditation