ERIC Number: ED455256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
STARS: School-Based Teacher-Led Assessment and Reporting System. A Planning Guide for Nebraska Schools.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
This guide is intended to guide local discussion and assist public school staff in implementing standards, assessment, and reporting procedures under the policies of the Nebraska State Board of Education. In 1998, the State Board of Education adopted the Nebraska Learning Educational Achievement through Rigorous Nebraska Standards (Nebraska L.E.A.R.N.S.), and in 1999, implementation policies to support phased-in assessment and reporting were adopted. The Nebraska L.E.A.R.N.S. standards are voluntary guidelines for local districts to use as they design curriculum, plan instruction, and measure how well students are learning. The guide contains these sections: (1) "School Improvement in Nebraska: A Focus on Standards, Assessment, and Accountability"; (2) "Implementing Standards in Nebraska Schools"; (3) "Conducting Assessment"; (4) "Developing a Local Assessment Plan"; (5) "Accountability Review and Reporting"; (6) "Common Questions and Answers"; and (7) "Appendices." The five appendixes contain a list of definitions, a description of assessment policy, tables of coverage of selected tests, proposed plans for updating standards, and a sample chart for reporting. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Student Evaluation, Test Results
Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509-4987. Tel: 402-481-2444.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska