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ERIC Number: ED370907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment! Assessment! Assessment! Kansas Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA).
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This report is designed to provide educators who are embarking on the Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) process with an overview of assessment options, a discussion about the alignment of assessment and curriculum, and a compendium of resources for further investigation into the concept of student assessment. The QPA process recognizes that multiple assessments must be utilized in order to best measure student performance and that the assessment technique must be aligned with the curriculum. Attributes of sound assessments are listed. Types of assessments are discussed, including: criterion-referenced; alternative, authentic, performance-based assessments; portfolios; norm-referenced assessments; communications assessment; and mathematics assessment. A resources section describes a set of 10 videotapes developed by Rick Stiggins titled "Classroom Assessment Training Program." Appendixes contain a blueprint for designing performance-based assessments, worksheets for developing portfolios, Kansas communications outcomes, a description of the six-trait analytic model and a guide for rating student writing, and Kansas mathematics standards. (Contains 25 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas