ERIC Number: ED323186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Teacher Competence in Educational Assessment of Students.
National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The assessment competencies set forth in this monograph are knowledge and skills critical to a teacher's role as an educator. It is suggested that the seven standards described as essential for educational assessment of students be incorporated into future teacher training and certification programs. The standards require that teachers be skilled in the following competencies: (1) choosing assessment methods appropriate for instructional decisions; (2) developing assessment methods appropriate for instructional decisions; (3) administering, scoring, and interpreting the results of both externally produced and teacher-produced assessment methods; (4) using assessment results when making decisions about individual students, planning teaching, developing curriculum, and school improvement; (5) developing valid pupil grading procedures which use pupil assessments; (6) communicating assessment results to students, parents, other lay audiences, and other educators; and (7) recognizing unethical, illegal, and otherwise inappropriate assessment methods and uses of assessment information. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, DC.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.