ERIC Number: ED458742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Assessment System for Students with Disabilities: Introductory. Revised.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Florida's Performance Assessment System for Students with Disabilities (PASSD) is a response to growing demands that students with disabilities be included in school evaluation and accountability efforts through alternate assessments. Chapter 1 introduces PASSD and provides background information. It notes that the focus of PASSD is noncategorical with three levels of performance expectations, independent, supported, and participatory. Chapter 2 details the five steps of the assessment procedure: (1) identify instructional goals related to the performance expectation/s being addressed; (2) develop instructional/assessment activities; (3) identify scoring criteria (rubric); (4) develop a method/s to document and keep track of student performance (tracking forms); and (5) develop a format for reporting student performance (rating scale). Chapter 3 focuses on use of assessment data, especially in developing the student's individualized education program and in overall program evaluation. Chapter 4 provides a guide to the unique educational needs of individuals with disabilities including autism, deafness and hearing impairment, educable mental handicap, emotional handicap, physical impairment, profound handicap, specific learning disability, speech and language impairment, trainable mental handicap, and visual impairment. An appendix presents state standards by domain. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, State Standards, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida