ERIC Number: ED455260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Writing Assessment, Assessment Reporting, Model Assessments. Update # 4. STARS: School-Based Teacher-Led Assessment and Reporting System.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
This update provides information about statewide writing assessment administration procedures in Nebraska and statewide assessment reporting, and contains a review of model assessments. The information is intended to assist local educators in planning and preparing for the Statewide Writing Assessment in February 2001 and the reporting of local assessment information in June 2001. The update continues the series of materials provided by the State Department of Education to assist in the implementation of the School-Based Teacher-Led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS). The statewide writing assessment was planned to assess all public school students in grades 4, 8, and 11 in February 2001 in a 2-day assessment with drafts generated the first day and revised on the second day. Guidelines are presented for administering the assessment. The reports, due in June 2001, relate to progress toward reading, speaking, and listening standards. A review of model assessments has been legislated as part of the Nebraska accountability process in STARS, and this update clarifies the requirements for choosing, implementing, and reporting assessments on a local basis. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Criteria, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Reports, School Districts, State Legislation, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Writing Tests
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