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ERIC Number: ED395542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Generating More Light Than Heat: A Departmental Approach to Performance Assessment.
Rasmussen, Jay; And Others
This paper describes the development of an assessment method for elementary education students at North Central Bible College. The context in which performance assessment was introduced is discussed, and groundwork and planning of the assessment strategy, involving the education department as a whole, is described. The process of defining the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions of beginning elementary teachers is covered, and nine general instructional outcomes are presented. The evaluation, selection and definition of performance assessment methods is also described. An assessment design outline resulting from this evaluation is presented, which includes performance criteria, performance process, performance judgment, and performance feedback. Guidelines for writing assessments for students based on each section are provided. Workshops on performance assessment were conducted for faculty as a part of operationalizing the assessment project, and a program of workshops is listed. Preliminary outcomes of the partially implemented program of written assessments are presented, including outcomes for teachers and students. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A