ERIC Number: ED435708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS). ERIC/AE Digest.
Quellmalz, Edys; Schank, Patricia; Hinojosa, Thomas; Padilla, Christine
To meet the need for innovative approaches for sharing exemplary assessment resources, to facilitate new assessments, and to increase understanding of how the use of standards-based performance assessment can advance educational reform, SRI International is developing Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS), an on-line, standards-based, interactive resource bank of science performance assessments. This digest describes the ongoing development of PALS. SRI is currently looking for organizations to participate in implementation studies involving the use of PALS. The PALS assessment resource library is designed to help organizations meet the accountability requirements of state education agencies and specially funded programs and to help meet the professional development needs of classroom teachers. As an on-line library alone, PALS is a valuable resource, but there are many benefits to integrating more collaboration support into PALS. SRI plans to integrate an online meeting/discussion component to help the community leverage expertise, regardless of geographic location. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Dissemination, Online Systems, Performance Based Assessment, Resources, Sciences, Standards
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, Washington, DC.