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ERIC Number: ED435738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Assessment in Vermont's Schools.
Harris, Doug
This booklet is designed to help parents and community members answer questions about assessment in the context of the Vermont Framework of Standards, the Equal Education Opportunity Act of 1997, and other statewide initiatives. Assessment is changing in Vermont in response to new legislative mandates that call for standards-based assessment designed to improve student learning. Parents are familiar with paper-and-pencil test, but they are less familiar with new types of performance based assessment, including portfolios, and new types of scoring, such as check lists and rubrics. In Vermont, all students will participate in the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment System, which will track trends across the state over time. Questions parents and community members frequently ask about assessment are answered. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Inst. for Science, Math and Technology, Burlington.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont