ERIC Number: ED437565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Alternative Assessments through the 1990s: Performance and Authentic Assessments in Relation to Vocational-Technical Education Technical Skills, Workplace Skills, and Related Academic Skills.
This study examines performance and authentic assessments related to job and academic skills. It begins with a general historical perspective that discusses the evolution of assessment systems used by education and industry in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. The influence of federal policy also is discussed, and lessons from other countries are included. Finally, an in-depth report on authentic assessment and performance assessment today provides a view of trends in assessment, research results, and potential elements of assessment for consideration by states, the federal government, industry, and business for evaluation of both entry-level and advanced placement of workers. (Contains 78 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Evaluation Methods, Job Skills, Performance Based Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. Tel: 800-248-7701 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Decatur, GA.