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ERIC Number: ED384641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom, School and System Reform.
Neill, Monty; And Others
Student assessment, from the classroom to the state and national levels, is changing. The era of norm-referenced, multiple choice, standardized tests may be coming to an end, to be replaced by other forms of assessment, not all equally good. This guide outlines a vision of what assessment in the service of learning can be and provides ideas, examples, and resources for implementing that vision. The broad term performance assessment includes a number of techniques that provide instructionally useful information by evaluating students on whether they understand and can use knowledge, not just recognize and repeat it. Topics addressed include: (1) classroom assessment; (2) classroom evaluation and scoring; (3) validity in classroom assessment and evaluation; (4) school-level assessment and evaluation; (5) accountability; and (6) organizing for change. Eleven resource organizations are listed. (Contains 78 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Performance Based Assessment, Program Implementation, Scoring, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Use, Validity
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest), Cambridge, MA.