ERIC Number: ED381987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using Performance Assessment in Outcomes-Based Accountability Systems. ERIC Digest E533.
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner
This digest considers the use of performance assessment within outcomes-based accountability systems for students with and without disabilities. Application of performance assessment to students with disabilities involves defining the outcomes, developing performance standards, developing assessment accommodations, and scoring. Implications of using performance assessments for accountability are increased program costs, the need to set performance standards, and the need to specify outcomes and indicators. Considerations for including students with disabilities in outcomes-based accountability systems are the common set of outcomes across students, appropriate accommodations, and modifications of scoring standards. Programs in Kentucky, Maryland, and Vermont have adopted performance-based assessment in outcomes-based systems. Educators are urged to use strategies which increase the potential for success of students with disabilities when using performance assessments in outcomes-based systems. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, State Programs, Student Evaluation
Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1 each; minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: Derived from "Performance Assessment and Students with Disabilities: Usage in Outcomes-Based Accountability Systems," by M. J. McLaughlin and S. H. Warren; see ED 375 568.