ERIC Number: ED397125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Guide To Developing Equitable Performance Assessments.
Koelsch, Nanette; And Others
This "Guide" is intended for staff developers and assessment planners already familiar with current educational assessment reform. Performance assessment means measuring the growth or achievement of one student's performance against an established set of standards for quality, the "performance standards." Students usually demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by completing a performance task. The focus of this guide is to ensure that the language and cultural demands of performance tasks are understood and considered during development, administration, and interpretation. Part 1 of the "Guide" provides background information related to the role of language and culture in performance assessment. Part 2 focuses more closely on adaptation or development of the performance tasks themselves and includes sample tasks. Part 3 suggests a workshop for staff developers to promote awareness of assessment principles and procedures. Eight transparencies are illustrated in the text, and the templates for these transparencies are presented in an appendix. (Contains 3 figures and 33 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culture Fair Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Equal Education, Language Proficiency, Minority Groups, Performance Based Assessment, Staff Development, Standards, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Test Bias, Test Construction, Test Interpretation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Language Minorities; Reform Efforts