ERIC Number: ED202131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Parkrose School District's Goal-Based Instructional Program. Meeting the Minimum Standards and Beyond. OSSC Bulletin Vol. 24, No. 7.
Parkrose School District's goal-based instructional program is designed to meet state minimal-competency requirements, keep the district's students abreast of national and local performance, and inform parents and the community of district students' progress. In response to public concern over students' declining basic skills, the state of Oregon set general competency goals in ten personal and social areas, holding each school district responsible for developing, implementing, and meeting these goals. Parkrose created its program by defining goals, identifying educational weaknesses and solutions, and developing assessment methods and remediation programs. Goals in 15 curriculum areas, which meet 70 competencies drawn from the state requirements, are set at district, program, and course levels. Assessment occurs at the class level through tests and assignments. District-level assessment occurs through (1) criterion-referenced tests developed by the district from Rasch's and Popham's theories, and (2) norm-referenced national tests to compare Parkrose achievement levels with national and metropolitan levels. Parkrose reports on the program to parents and the community through an annual evaluation publication, public meetings, and status reports to students' parents. National and district reports indicate program success in reading and computing but lower achievement in writing. (RW)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Item Banks, Mastery Learning, Minimum Competencies, Minimum Competency Testing, Norm Referenced Tests, Parent School Relationship, Remedial Instruction, School Community Relationship
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; $3.00 if prepaid; discount of 10% for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.