ERIC Number: ED426037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies. Competency-Based Education Assessment Series.
Minor, Kent J.; Muthig, William J.
The grade-level instruments that comprise this social studies component of the model competency-based education (CBE) assessment package for Ohio have been constructed to assist teachers in assessing student attainment of competencies with the best assessments possible. The package notes that the individual district may use these instruments as they have been developed or may decide to use some of the assessments contained in the instruments and not others. The district may wish to modify the assessments or choose to develop its own assessments. The package suggests, however, that as a strong CBE program provides the background for strong performance on subsequent proficiency tests, so do CBE assessments. The instruments in the package are of three different types: the Type 1 instruments contain traditional assessment items, with both limited-response and open-ended response items; the Type 2 instruments contain non-traditional assessment items; the Type 3 instruments reflect current ideas about performance assessments that relate to real-life situations. The instruments in the package are designed to assess the CBE performance objectives at particular grade levels (grade 1 through grade 8)--they are not intended as off-grade proficiency tests. Pointed out in the package is that evaluation decisions (grading, promotion, or other similar decisions) should reflect the more comprehensive documentation that occurs throughout the school year. (BT)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Competency Based Education, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Social Studies, Student Evaluation
Ohio State Dept. of Education, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH, 43215-4183.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio