ERIC Number: ED393859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of State Student Assessment Programs in the United States. Annual Report.
Bond, Linda Ann; Roeber, Edward D.
In 1991 the collaborative efforts of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory resulted in the current form of the State Student Assessment Program (SSAP) database. This report marks the third year of that partnership, which builds on earlier data collection efforts to present information about large-scale assessment programs at the state level. The survey collects information annually to describe state programs in traditional testing and nontraditional assessment and the uses made of these assessments. Chapter 2 describes state assessment programs. Chapter 3 explores newer forms of assessment, and Chapter 4 reviews additional assessment issues. Chapter 5 considers the history and trends in statewide assessment. Appendixes present definitions of terms, a summary table of state assessment programs, and the order form for the products of the SSAP. (Contains 16 charts, 2 tables, and 2 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cooperation, Databases, Educational Assessment, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Test Use, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Order Department, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60181 ($9.95, order number RPIC-SSAP-AR-95; diskettes for Windows on MacIntosh also available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.