ERIC Number: ED412226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
ASSET. Assessment Simplification System for Elementary Teachers.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
This document is designed to show the connections between assessment tools available for primary and intermediate grades in the Kentucky public schools. Sections of the document outline the essential assessment tools and give information about how they support and mirror each other. These tools can be used to bridge the knowledge of primary and fourth-grade teachers to assist in improving student performance on accountability assessments. As part of Kentucky's educational reform efforts, the primary program was redefined in 1991. Organized around critical attributes, the primary program establishes curricula for the subject disciplines. The challenge to bring curriculum and assessment together has necessitated the development of assessment tools to help teachers document learning. One tool specifically designed for this purpose is the Kentucky Early Learning Profile (KELP), a multifaceted system that uses conversations with parents and students, observation, performance assessments, learning descriptions, and teacher reporting tools. The fourth-grade standards and assessments are described, so that primary teachers can work to integrate their instruction with that to be provided in the higher grades. A chart shows the links among curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the elementary grades. A section on assessment connections from the primary classroom through grade 5 describes accountability assessments and their uses, emphasizing the Kentucky Instructional Results Information System for different subject disciplines and their performance-based assessments. Resources for elementary school teachers are described. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky