ERIC Number: ED426083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Grand Ideas and Practical Work: The Maine Local Assessment System Resource Guide.
Spruce, Marcella; O'Shea, Cindy; Rosenblum, Jill; Keller, Tom; Kierstead, John; Rolfe, Pamela; Walker, Randy; Wishkoski, Susan
The Maine Department of Education has encouraged all the state's school districts to develop a comprehensive assessment system to comply with legislative requirements and to create an integrated system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that provides all children with the best possible education. The resource guide uses the "Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems" from the National Forum on Assessment as a basis. The first section explains these principles, considers the foundations of a "Learning Results" assessment system, and offers some lessons learned about assessment from Maine school districts. The second section describes the assessment work of six Maine school districts. The third section, "Self-Assessment Tools: Templates and Guides for Developing Local Assessment Systems," gives suggested procedures and templates for district self-evaluation. The fourth section is an annotated 32-item bibliography that suggests assessment resources. The "Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems" document from the National Forum on Assessment, "Maine Standards for Assessment," and "The Features of a Learning Results System (Venn Diagram)" are appended. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Identifiers - Location: Maine