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ERIC Number: ED384641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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)
FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 ($6; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Language: English
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.