ERIC Number: ED378222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Assessments and What Teachers Need.
Performance-based assessments and the instructional programs from which they emerge and into which they fit demand intelligent caring teachers with experience and knowledge in assessments, instruction, student learning, and human development theory. Full implementation of performance-based assessments requires that teachers discuss performance and standards and the changes required to support an instructional program that improves performance. The key to educational reform is the professionalization of teachers, and the key to the professionalization of teaching is systemic reform. Site-based management is a necessary part of the reform required for educational improvement. Genuine collaboration is a prerequisite for genuine reform. An appendix presents six transparencies used in the presentation of this paper. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Cooperation, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Knowledge Level, Needs Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Professional Development, School Based Management, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Test Construction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.