ERIC Number: ED303439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-30
Teacher Training in Assessment.
Stiggins, Richard J.; Conklin, Nancy Faires
This paper explores the issues related to teacher training in assessment as they manifest themselves in the Pacific Northwest. Careful analyses were conducted of state laws in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to find out what these laws require in the area of student assessment training. Assessment course offerings in the most prominent teacher training programs in the region were examined to determine how frequently teachers are offered training in assessment and exactly what they are taught. The goal of the study was to determine teacher training priorities in the Northwest and to compare those findings with the results of a decade-long study of the task demands of classroom assessment. Discrepancies between the real assessment needs of teachers and the needs addressed (or not addressed) in their training programs suggest policies in need of reexamination, certification requirements in need of review, and teacher training curricula in need of revision. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.