ERIC Number: ED389959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Student Assessment Systems for School Reform. ERIC Digest.
American schools are being challenged to provide opportunities for students to achieve at much higher levels. Assessment is viewed as one of the essential elements in assisting schools to address the standards now deemed to be important in a manner that will help all students to achieve them. The major challenge for assessment is to implement these additional assessments in a coordinated manner so that the amount of assessment is supportive of the changes needed, and not overly burdensome to teachers or students. Models for coordination assessment at the state, district and classroom levels appear most promising. This digest discusses why school reform is occurring, how assessment reform fits school reform, and types of assessment, school improvement strategies, and useful assessment designed. Contains 13 references. (JBJ)
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: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests