ERIC Number: ED365651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Quality Indicators in Art and Mathematics. Calgary School District No. 19 and Calgary RCSSD No. 1.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic Board of Education developed indicators of quality student performance for the assessment of school art composition and mathematical problem solving. Practicing teachers and school system specialists in art and mathematics developed and classroom-tested materials to identify and document educational quality indicators (EQIs). The resulting qualitative materials describe a performance assessment process which celebrates diversity in student responses. The process depends on informed professional judgment, shared exemplars and vocabulary, and student involvement in self-assessment. This report describes the beginning and development of the project, the rationale and literature that informed the work, and the apparent impact of the project, as it evolved from September 1989 to May 1992. The project results to date indicate that performance assessment has positive effects on learning and teaching, and that further explorations and applications of the quality indicators project would be educationally significant. Appendixes provide the names of project participants; EQI-Art Materials and Reports; EQI-Math Materials and Reports; and an evaluation of project utility, management, and impact. (Contains 53 references.) (Author/LL)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Products, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Factors, Problem Solving, Student Evaluation, Student Role, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada