ERIC Number: ED412283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Survey of State Student Assessment Programs: Fall 1996 Data on 1995-96 Statewide Student Assessment Programs.
Roeber, Edward; Bond, Linda; Braskamp, David
The fifth edition of the "Annual Survey of State Student Assessment Programs," tabulates extensive and detailed information about each state's assessment programs based on surveys conducted in the past for the Association of State Assessment Programs. The entire survey is presented. Part One asks each state to describe its existing program, its collaborative partners, and what it is developing. Part Two of the survey asks the state to describe its efforts in nontraditional assessment. Part Three of the survey then asks each state to describe each assessment program, component, or groups of assessments that are used to gather a set of data used for the same assessment purposes. For each component, states explain who is tested, what subjects are tested, and what types of assessments are used. In addition, states describe accommodations provided to English language learners and students with disabilities. Responses are presented in data tables. States have designed very different assessment systems, from a norm-referenced test alone to using performance assessments. Most states, however, use a combination of multiple choice, short-answer, extended-response questions, performance tasks, or portfolios. (Contains 55 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs, State Surveys, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.