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ERIC Number: ED389744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Anticipating Goals 2000. Standards, Assessment, and Public Policy. Summary of a Workshop (Washington, D.C., March 9, 1994). Board Bulletin.
Feuer, Michael J., Ed.; Kober, Nancy, Ed.
The Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council convened a workshop in 1994 to help policymakers and others better understand the complex issues emerging from the standards-based educational reform movement. This bulletin synthesizes the workshop discussions. It is organized around four major themes that emerged from the presentations: (1) the implications of using standards as accountability tools; (2) the challenges of designing assessments related to standards; (3) the implications of building the new form of education federalism implied by standards-based reform; and (4) the challenges of strengthening the state and local capacities to implement standards and linked assessments. Each section contains a brief review of the main issue, a synthesis of the views raised during the workshop discussion, and a list of questions for further analysis. Steps that will have to be taken to make the vision of standards-based reform a reality are outlined. An appendix describes the workshop agenda and lists participants. (SLD)
Board of Testing and Assessment, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000