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ERIC Number: ED384472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment in Rural and Small Schools. Rural, Small Schools Network Information Exchange: Number 12, Spring 1992.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This packet includes reprints of journal articles and other information concerning student, program, and staff assessment in small, rural schools. The five sections of the packet cover an introduction to authentic assessment, classroom and subject area assessment, descriptions of assessment programs, assessment of school boards and staff members, and additional resources. Articles include: (1) "The Regional Lab Reports on Assessment"; (2) "Putting It in Perspective" (Richard Nicoll); (3) "The Use and Abuse of Test Scores: What Do the Results Really Tell Us?" (William J. Leary); (4) "Linking Restructuring to Authentic Student Achievement" (Fred M. Newmann); (5) "How Can a Student 'Fail' To Be Educated? (Phil Rogers); (6) Finding the Value in Evaluation: Self-Assessment in a Middle School Classroom" (Linda Rief); (7) "Show What You Know" (Deana R. Chadwell); (8) "On Assessment in the Arts: A Conversation with Howard Gardner" (Ron Brandt); (9) "Portfolio Assessment for Young Readers" (Sheila W. Valencia); (10) "Assessing Science Learning in Elementary School: Why, What, and How?" (Senta A. Raizen, Joyce S. Kaser); (11) " A Changing World Requires Changes in Math Instruction" (Gail Marshall); (12) "A Large-Scale Assessment To Support the Process Paradigm" (Charlotte W. O'Brien). (13) "Using Writing Portfolios: An Interview with John Collins" (Lori Mammen); (14) "An Alternative Assessment Program in Language Arts" (Dennis Searle, Margaret Stevenson); (15) "How To Create a Lifelong Love of Reading: Expert Shares Tips To Evaluate Your Reading Program" (Sidney J. Rauch); (16) "Can Cooperative Learning Be Evaluated? Yes, If the Observer Knows the Keys to Its Success" (Dan Watson, Lyle Rangel); (17) "Beginning Researchers: How To Make Report Writing More than Copying from World Book" (Donna Maxim); (18) "A School Board's Need for Self-Assessment" (Donald Overly, Darrell K. Root); (19) "Self-Assessment in the Evaluation Process" (Michael Koehler); (20) "How Best To Evaluate Principals? Spotlight on Site-Level Operations Sparks Keen Interest in Principal Evaluations" (Mark E. Anderson, Linda Lumsden); (21) "Educative Possibilities in Teacher Evaluation: Two Alternatives" (Andrew Gitlin, John Smyth); and (22) "Watching Teachers Teach" (Judith D. Clemente, Ruth B. Greenblatt, Robert E. Maher). Section 5 lists additional resources. (LP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Principals, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
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