ERIC Number: ED458261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Accountability in the 21st Century. 2000 CRESST Conference Proceedings (Los Angeles, California, September 14-15, 2000). CSE Technical Report 549.
This report outlines the major themes of the 2000 annual conference of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), which focused on educational accountability in the 21st century. The conference opened with a panel presentation on the Texas accountability system. This session included a presentation by one of the system's leaders and responses from some researchers on some of the pitfalls of such an accountability system. A second panel discussion, led by Eva L. Baker, focused on standards for educational accountability. Some of the current work being done at CRESST was described, and the ways in which CRESST efforts agree with work supported by the Education Commission for the States was also discussed. A third panel focused on the assessment of quality teaching, and another panel considered the assessment of reading skills. Increasing accountability at the national level was the focus of another set of presentations. The concluding remarks of CRESST Co-Director, Eva Baker, emphasized that the 2000 CRESST national conference was about making valid decisions about the education system. Also featured at the conference were small group discussions and reports on ongoing research that considered aspects of these areas: (1) benchmarking and the alignment of standards and testing; (2) using technology; (3) the effect of accommodations; (4) practical aspects of assessment-driven reforms; (5) issues in high-stakes accountability systems; and (6) improving methodologies for evaluation and assessment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Standards, State Programs
For full text: http://www.cse.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Texas