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ERIC Number: ED406396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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10 Steps to District Performance Assessment.
Driscoll, Lydia Abell
In the 1995-96 school year, the Memphis (Tennessee) City Schools released standards for student performance in seven content areas and began laying the foundation for a standards-based curriculum and assessment system. The steps taken to develop and implement this project are outlined as follows: (1) defining the objectives and the project scope; (2) creating a budget and funding plan; (3) designing the tasks; (4) explaining the project to schools involved; (5) administering the tasks; (6) preparing student work for scoring; (7) reading student work and choosing anchor papers; (8) training teachers to score student work using a rubric and anchor book; (9) compiling and analyzing the data; and (10) evaluating the experience. The experience of the Memphis schools indicates the advisability of starting on a small scale, involving the right people, and rewarding the participating schools. The 10-step plan can enable a district to launch a performance assessment project that is comprehensive, confidential, and responsible. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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