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ERIC Number: ED421497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Standards-Based Multiple Measures for IASA, Title I Accountability Using Sacramento Achievement Levels Test (SALT).
Law, Nancy
Under the Improving America's Schools Act (IASA), Title I programs are evaluated using standards-based multiple measures. In California, school systems would like to use state standards for the evaluation, but state performance standards are still under development and content standards are very new. The Sacramento City Schools (California) has recently revised its earlier content standards statements to meet the higher state standards now in place, and the school district is working on its performance standards to measure how well it meets the content standards. The Sacramento schools will use the newly adopted State Testing and Reporting (STAR) test in 1998, but it will also use the district's own achievement test, the Sacramento Achievement Levels Test (SALT) for students in grades 4 through 8. The development and use of the SALT tests are described. Emphasis will be on the STAR data for district accountability, but the SALT test information will be used to compare student achievement this year with that of last year. The SALT will probably be a part of the multiple measures mandate of IASA Title I accountability in the future even though STAR becomes the single accountability measure of school and student achievement in 1997-98. Three attachments present a chart of the district's assessment patterns, a description of the kindergarten standard assessment program, and a description of the intermediate grades assessment program. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I