ERIC Number: ED437439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Reviewer Guidance for Evaluating Evidence of Final Assessments under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1994 includes explicit requirements to ensure that students served by its Title I are given the same opportunity to achieve high standards and are held to the same high expectations as all students in each state. By the spring of 2000, states should be prepared to submit evidence that final assessment systems are in place. To determine whether states have met Title I requirements, the U.S. Department of Education will use a peer review process involving experts in the fields of standards and assessments. This document is intended both to inform states about useful evidence and to guide teams of peer reviewers. The document consists of three main sections: (1) "General Characteristics of the Assessment System"; (2) "The Core of the Assessment System"; and (3) "Reporting and Using Assessment Results in Accountability." Subsections deal with specific aspects of these broad areas, such as "meeting standards of technical quality." Most subsections include discussions of the requirements and their intent and purpose and questions peer reviewers should ask. Four appendixes clarify a requirement related to students of limited English proficiency, discuss assessment information flow, and present a summary of types and sources of evidence for the reviews. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I