ERIC Number: ED447201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Assessment Concepts for Teachers and School Administrators. ERIC/AE Digest.
McMillan, James H.
This digest presents 11 basic principles to guide the assessment training and professional development of teachers and administrators. These are: (1) assessment is inherently a process of professional judgment; (2) assessment is based on separate but related principles of measurement evidence and evaluation; (3) assessment decision-making is influenced by a series of tensions; (4) assessment influences student motivation and learning; (5) assessment contains error; (6) good assessment enhances instruction; (7) good assessment is valid; (8) good assessment is fair and ethical; (9) good assessments use multiple methods; (10) good assessment is efficient and feasible; and (11) good assessment appropriately incorporates technology. What is most essential about assessment is understanding how general, fundamental assessment principles and ideas can be used to enhance student learning and teacher effectiveness. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, College Park, MD.