ERIC Number: ED425187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
School-Wide Assessment: The Big Picture.
This publication focuses on the major issues and requirements that schools need to consider in developing an effective schoolwide assessment program. It is the first in a series on assessment by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. The primary purpose in developing an effective schoolwide assessment program must be to improve students' learning. A secondary purpose is to help monitor the school's effectiveness. To achieve these purposes, it is necessary to have the valid and reliable information about the ongoing performance of students that a good schoolwide assessment program provides. The following chapters are included: (1) "The Basic Questions"; (2) "Why a School-Wide Assessment Programme?"; (3) "Understanding the Big Picture"; (4) "National Monitoring and Assessment"; (5) "Meeting National Assessment Requirements"; (6) "Planning for School-Wide Assessment"; (7) "The Place of Professional Judgment"; (8) "Achievement Objectives and Assessment"; (9) "Recording and Reporting on Achievement"; (10) "Managing Change in the School"; and (11) "Conclusion." (Contains 3 figures and 39 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Implementation
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand ($14.85 New Zealand).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand