ERIC Number: ED380484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Meaningful Reporting Practices To Benefit Instruction: Disseminating the Rich Results of Performance and Open-Ended Assessments.
Jones, Russell W.
The quantity of information obtained by performance assessments, compared to traditional testing methods, not only offers the potential for a great deal more feedback to educators, students, parents, and policy makers, but also presents educational personnel with the additional challenge of developing new techniques for effectively disseminating this information. One of the strengths of the Urban District Assessment Consortium (UDAC) project is a commitment to a close interactive relationship among researchers, schools, and the public. This commitment includes the development and implementation of strategies for the rapid and effective dissemination of research findings to students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and other interested community members. Moreover, UDAC reporting techniques strive for a two-way interaction between educators and UDAC personnel while utilizing a user-friendly, succinct, meaningful, yet simple, format. This paper describes successful reporting strategies developed or adapted by UDAC to communicate results of assessment administrations effectively. A typical UDAC report is described and discussed. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations for reporting practices for alternative/performance assessment programs. Includes two figures and three tables. (Contains 6 reference.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Boston Foundation, MA.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A