ERIC Number: ED311083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-17
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for State-by-State Assessment of Student Achievement.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.
Recommendations are presented for the state-by-state assessment of student achievement as part of the development of educational indicators to be compared across states. The State Education Assessment Center of the Council of Chief State School Officers solicited comments from the states about developing the assessment program. Issues were addressed in a meeting in March 1986 that resulted in the following provisions for state-by-state assessment: (1) that states be convened to establish the broadest possible statements on content and priorities in each subject upon which they can agree; (2) that assessment results be reported in simple, global format in each subject at each grade level; (3) that assessment of reading, writing, and English be alternated with mathematics, so that basic skills are assessed every other year, with science and social studies assessed every fourth year; and (4) that the Center establish explicit guidelines for all significant procedures in the assessment program. The plan adopted in 1985 had established that assessment activities would be pursued in conjunction with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). If research shows that NAEP items and exercises are not suitable in the context of these recommendations, assessment activities are to be developed independently with the states. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Council of Chief State School Officers, State Education Assessment Center, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.