ERIC Number: ED360354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Joint Committee on Competency Standards in Student Assessment for Educational Administrators Update: Assessment Survey Results.
Impara, James C.
The American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Council on Measurement in Education are cooperating on a project to develop competency standards for educational administrators in the area of student assessment. A national survey of educational administrators was conducted as part of this effort to determine the frequency and importance of student assessment tasks that they perform and their self-perceptions of the level of knowledge and skills they have and need in various assessment areas. In the first stage of the survey, a small number of administrators responded to an open-ended questionnaire to identify assessment-related tasks and the skills and knowledge associated with them. A target sample was chosen from each cooperating organization, and responses were received from almost 1,700 administrators. Different categories of administrators have different assessment responsibilities, but every task was performed at least once by a modest percentage from each organization. Overall, the skills and knowledge needed for these administrators were very similar, in spite of the differing levels of task emphasis. Nine tables present survey results, including rating the skills and knowledge requirements by their importance. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Competence, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Skills, Knowledge Level, National Surveys, Principals, Questionnaires, Sampling, Standard Setting (Scoring), Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Use
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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