ERIC Number: ED446148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
A Handbook for Student Performance Assessment in an Era of Restructuring.
Blum, Robert E., Ed.; Arter, Judith A., Ed.
This handbook is designed to help school staff members and others broaden their view of assessment and put assessment into the broader context of school restructuring while keeping the focus on students. The handbook is arranged in sections, each dealing with a separate topic. Each section contains a number of papers by different authors that represent the best thinking on the topic. Each section begins with an overview that discusses the major perspectives, ideas, issues, and concerns that relate to the section topic and describes how each paper fits into this fabric. The sections are: (1) "Setting the Stage"; (2) "Placing Student Performance Assessment within the Context of School Restructuring"; (3) "Developing Student Learning Goals for the 21st Century"; (4) "Aligning Assessment with Curriculum and Instruction"; (5) "Designing Performance Tasks"; (6) "Establishing Performance Criteria"; (7) "Using Performance Assessment Information for Improvement"; and (8) "Implementing Performance Assessment." In all, there are 98 papers in the handbook and 3 "resources": a glossary, a list of assessment information sources, and a list of contributors. Most of the articles contain references and illustrations. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment, School Restructuring, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.