ERIC Number: ED060062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Broader Concept of Educational Assessment.
Wardrop, James L.
This paper illustrates how changing emphases and trends in education have led to a reformulation of notions of assessment and an awareness of the limitations of current measurement technology to deal with newer conceptualizations. Discussed are: 1) the antecedents of learning and the transactions which take place during the learning process, as well as with outcome measures; 2) the need to look at intentions; and 3) the concern with a plurality of goals and values as these relate to judgments based on assessment data. Problems highlighted include criterion-referenced measurement, the measurement of change, and the limitations of standardized tests as instruments for accountability. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Models, Performance Contracts, Performance Criteria, Standardized Tests, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Symposium, "Education: Instruction, assessment, and accountability," New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1972