ERIC Number: ED401294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for the Management of Performance Assessments in Large-Scale Assessment Programs.
Roeber, Edward D.
This paper is based on guidelines developed in 1989 for training workshops for state and local educators to demonstrate the processes by which performance assessments could be created, validated, and used in statewide assessment programs. These guidelines are based on work with the National Assessment of Educational Progress and several statewide assessments. Before assessment can begin, preassessment activities are necessary to establish the assessment framework, develop its plan, and determine assessment resources. Steps in the development of the assessment begin with the development of assessment prompts, and follow through editing of the developed exercises, development of administration procedures, exercise tryouts, development of scoring, resolution of statistical and technical issues, and refining the assessment after tryouts. Preparation for the assessment administration includes selecting samples and preparing schools and administrators for the assessment. Assessment administration includes notification of schools, monitoring the assessment, and evaluating the assessment process. Postadministration activities are important, from training scorers to summarizing, reporting, and interpreting results. These guidelines illustrate that performance assessment is feasible and manageable with proper preparation and evaluation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress