ERIC Number: ED389744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Anticipating Goals 2000. Standards, Assessment, and Public Policy. Summary of a Workshop (Washington, D.C., March 9, 1994). Board Bulletin.
Feuer, Michael J., Ed.; Kober, Nancy, Ed.
The Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council convened a workshop in 1994 to help policymakers and others better understand the complex issues emerging from the standards-based educational reform movement. This bulletin synthesizes the workshop discussions. It is organized around four major themes that emerged from the presentations: (1) the implications of using standards as accountability tools; (2) the challenges of designing assessments related to standards; (3) the implications of building the new form of education federalism implied by standards-based reform; and (4) the challenges of strengthening the state and local capacities to implement standards and linked assessments. Each section contains a brief review of the main issue, a synthesis of the views raised during the workshop discussion, and a list of questions for further analysis. Steps that will have to be taken to make the vision of standards-based reform a reality are outlined. An appendix describes the workshop agenda and lists participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Districts, State Programs, Test Construction, Workshops
Board of Testing and Assessment, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Identifiers: Goals 2000; Reform Efforts