ERIC Number: ED358165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Student Learning in Language Arts.
Austen, Caryn Kellerhals; And Others
This document, part of a series of papers which describe the assessment of student learning in areas of the curriculum from prekindergarten through grade 12, focuses on assessment in the language arts. Current practices are reviewed. Subsequent sections describe guidelines for appropriate curriculum goals and content in language arts programs. A discussion of traditional and alternative assessment practices in language arts follows. Particular attention is given to portfolio assessment. Many of the strategies described are in the early stages of development and implementation. Some of the better-known assessment strategies such as portfolio assessment and performance assessment still lack clearly stated objectives and uniform standards or criteria for scoring. The approaches sketched in this report do have great potential for providing fair and accurate assessment, with significant impact on the instruction and learning of children. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Language Arts, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Scoring, Student Evaluation
South Carolina Center for Excellence in the Assessment of Student Learning, College of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. South Carolina Center for Excellence in the Assessment of Student Learning.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina