ERIC Number: ED453247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Classroom Assessment: Possibilities for State Reporting of Student Proficiency.
Brunsman, Bethany A.; Lukin, Leslie E.
The state of Nebraska has adopted a unique approach to statewide reporting that requires school districts to develop district-level assessments of the state student content standards or district standards comparable in quality and to report the results to the state and public. This system allows districts to base their assessments on what they are teaching and to use creative approaches to assessment to measure outcomes that are not easily captured in paper-and-pencil tests. The state also hopes that districts will be able to use the same assessment results to enhance instruction. The response of the Lincoln Public Schools to the state requirements has included both paper-and-pencil tests and comparable classroom assessments. These comparable classroom assessments allow standardized judgments across classrooms through the use of scoring rubrics and teacher training. Teams of teachers trained in assessment development created district standards and assessments. Preliminary results suggest that judgments are fairly consistent among teachers. Additional studies are planned. Comparable classroom assessments seem to be viable and cost effective for measuring student achievement for the purposes of accountability and enhancement of instruction. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska