ERIC Number: ED056102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
State Educational Assessment Programs.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Educational Resources Information Center (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
A summary of the educational assessment activities (as of early 1971) in each of the fifty states and District of Columbia is given. Information was gathered through interviews held in each state by staff members of ETS. Similarities in the activities of many states include the setting of statewide educational goals, application of a planning-programming-budgeting system to educational assessment, establishment of statewide testing programs, assessment of non-cognitive development, measuring various influences on learning, influence of the National Assessment Model, and a trend toward more centralized control of programs. Problems generally concern a lack of communication and coordination, relation of assessment data to financial incentives, the handling of sensitive data, and confusion and conflict about goals. (MS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Problems, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Evaluation, Financial Policy, Interviews, Learning, Models, School Funds, State Programs, State Surveys, Testing Programs
Advisory and Instructional Programs, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N. J. 08540 (HC $4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Educational Resources Information Center (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.