ERIC Number: ED361368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Using New Forms of Assessment To Assist in Achieving Student Equity: Experiences of the CCSSO State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards.
Roeber, Edward D.
Innovative work being done in the area of educational assessment is explored, focusing on the experiences of the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The following projects currently being carried out by the CCSSO are described: (1) the Secondary Academic Standards and Assessment Project in U.S. History, in which 10 states have joined to plan standards and assessment measures for emerging national content standards in history; (2) K-12 Science Education, an effort by 14 states to plan the development of science education assessment measures; and (3) the Primary-Level Assessment System project, which assists participating states in research, development, and implementation of a developmentally appropriate primary-level instructional and assessment system. Each project includes a research and staff development component. All have developed higher and more appropriate standards and assessments for classroom and state levels. All these efforts may fall short unless they promote the idea that children can and will learn all they need to learn. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, National Competency Tests, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, Science Education, Standard Setting, Testing Programs, United States History
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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