ERIC Number: ED370980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Assessment: A National Perspective. Policy Briefs Numbers 10 & 11. Special Double Issue.
Roeber, Edward D.; And Others
In the initial article by Edward Roeber, performance assessment is defined as an exercise in which the student demonstrates specific skills and competencies rather than selecting one of several predetermined answers to an exercise. Such as assessment contains four components: (1) a reason for the assessment; (2) a particular peformance to be evaluated; (3) exercises that elicit that performance; and (4) systematic rating procedures. Performance assessment, discussed from a national perspective, has emerged as a trend in itself because the stakes associated with large-scale assessment programs have increased so dramatically in recent years. Consequently, in a number of states, including Michigan, performance assessments are being developed as part of large-scale assessments. Performance assessment is needed for indicator systems at the national, state, and local levels. The effort required to develop, administer, and score performance assessments is large, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Some regional actions and agendas in the area of performance assessment are discussed, and the following guest commentaries relating to the feature article are presented: (1) "Performance Assessment: Living Up to Expectations" (Robert T. Linn); (2) "The Foundation of Performance Assessment: A Strong Training Program" (Richard J. Stiggins); and (3) "Performance Assessment in Vermont" (W. Ross Brewer). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Identifiers: Indicators; Large Scale Programs; Michigan; Vermont