ERIC Number: ED131089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators as Targets for Statewide Assessment Information.
Rogers, W. Todd; D'Angelo, Gary A.
The ultimate test for success of a statewide assessment program is the extent to which the assessment data and information are used by the intended assessment audiences. The major premise adopted in this paper is that involvement of parents, teachers, and school administrators in the assessment process is the key to acceptance and subsequent use of the assessment by these audiences. Three procedures are briefly outlined for encouraging involvement by these audiences in the assessment: greater local participation in determining common assessment content; include reporting variables over which these people have more or less direct control (e.g., methods and materials, district reporting); and, adopt an hourglass approach to dissemination. These suggestions are offered for consideration with the knowledge that in some states comparable procedures are being followed with some success, and with the belief that in other states, they could be achieved within the general framework of the current programs. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)