ERIC Number: ED464354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Guide to Statewide Assessment: Grades 4, 8, and 10 English Language Arts.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
This teacher's guide is intended to inform the education community of the design of the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) criterion-referenced tests (CRTs). The guide includes the following: an overview of the design of the state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) for grades 4, 8, and 10; sample test items; scoring rubrics; and ELA standards and benchmarks. Teachers may use the guide to familiarize their students with the test format; to ensure that their instruction and classroom assessments also include these types of formats; to serve as a source for rubrics models for classroom assessment; and to ensure that their instruction and assessment are aligned with the state content standards. The teacher's guide is divided into these parts: Summary; Preface; Test Design; LEAP 21 Scoring Information; Assessment Framework: Grade 4; Assessment Framework: Grade 8; and Assessment Framework: Grade 10. Appendix A contains test administration schedule; Appendix B contains standards and benchmark statements, across grades. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Grade 10, Grade 4, Grade 8, Language Arts, Public Schools, Scoring Rubrics, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Test Items
Louisiana Dept. of Education, Division of Student Standards and Assessments, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Tel: 225-342-3406. For full text: http://www.doe.state.la.us/DOE/asps/home.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.