ERIC Number: ED343938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report of the State Alternative Assessment Exchange (AKA Student Assessment Consortia). Project 1.1: Fostering Collaboration.
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
The Student Assessment Consortium (SAC), a collaboration between the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing and the Council of Chief State School Officers, was created to facilitate innovative assessment work in several subject areas. Its purpose is to share expertise and information about the development of innovative student assessment programs, share actual assessment measures, and begin to build clusters of states for student assessment that is at the heart of several proposals for national assessment programs. The work of the SAC is accomplished through various technical working groups that are formed when two or more states determine that they wish to work together in the development of assessment resources. States are invited to join. The core of each working group is state-level curriculum and assessment specialists, but other specialists in the content area are invited to join. In the first year of the project, SACs were initiated in six areas, with organizational meetings held on October 26, 1991 in Des Moines (Iowa). An individual report, with a summary of accomplishments, is provided for each of the following SAC areas: (1) mathematics; (2) reading; (3) writing; (4) arts education; (5) social studies; and (6) workplace readiness. Two sample assessment instruments are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Art Education, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Shared Resources and Services, Social Studies, Specialists, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Testing Programs, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.