ERIC Number: ED464091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Creating the Rosetta Stone: Deciphering the Language of Accountability To Improve Student Performance.
Snodgrass, Donna; Salzman, James A.
The objectives of this paper are threefold. First, a model is proposed for unifying massive amounts of conceptual and numerical information flowing from the measures of the accountability movement in Ohio and the materials that are publicly available to educators. Second, this model is translated into useable forms of information that help teachers drive instructional practices in their classrooms. Third, the efficacy of this model meant to improve state-mandated proficiency scores at the district level is discussed. The paper attempts to integrate numerical, pictorial, graphical and narrative information about the Ohio Proficiency Tests in a way that provides the reader with a rudimentary model of an educational Rosetta Stone. This tool helps educators decipher the contents of the Ohio proficiency tests at a level complex enough so educators can identify basic and fundamental instructional needs of their students. Six appendixes contain sample items from the Ohio proficiency tests. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables, and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio