ERIC Number: ED447172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Testing, Teaching, and Learning: A Guide for States and School Districts.
Elmore, Richard F., Ed.; Rothman, Robert, Ed.
The purpose of this document is to help states and districts meet the challenges posed by the 1994 reauthorization of Title I. The goal in developing this document was to produce a practical guide for states and districts to use in developing the systems they were creating under the Title I law. Following an introduction to Title I, chapter 2 considers and critiques the theory of action behind the Title I law and various attempts at standards-based reform. The theory of action is expanded to reflect an analysis of effective reform. Chapter 3 examines the issue of standards, and chapter 4 discusses assessments, including assessments for young children and for special populations, and reporting and disaggregating assessment results. Chapter 5 considers systems for monitoring the conditions of instruction at the school level and professional development at the district level. In chapter 6, ways to measure adequate progress of schools toward standards are provided, and chapter 7 discusses accountability. (Contains 5 figures and 109 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Learning, School Districts, State Programs, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Testing and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I