ERIC Number: ED469728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Testing: Assessment for Teaching and Learning. Viewpoints. [Booklet and Audio Compact Discs].
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
This multimedia package, which contains two audio CDs and a short informative booklet, examines the use of assessment to improve teaching and learning. The booklet contains the essay "Assessment-Driven Reform: A Leadership Approach" (Rhetta L. Detrich with Ed Janus and Sabrina W. M. Laine). It discusses the increasing importance of testing and assessment in school improvement and the federal government's role in setting standards for measuring student performance, noting implications for local education leaders. The CDs provide interviews with education professionals who are experts on issues of testing and assessment. Interviews address federal accountability through the No Child Left Behind Act, the changing role of assessment at the district and school level, and strategies for putting teachers back in the picture in order to use a more intimate understanding of student learning to guide and measure improvement. Interviewees include Marcie Dianda, National Education Association; Sandra Feldman, American Federation of Teachers; James Pellegrino, University of Illinois at Chicago; Andrew Porter, Wisconsin Center on Education Research; Art Coleman, Nixon and Peabody; Jean Johnson, Public Agenda; Brad Duggan, National Center for Educational Accountability; Eliot Asp, Douglas County School District, Colorado; Peter Robertson, Cleveland Municipal Public Schools; Jay Matthews, The Washington Post; Jack Jennings, Center on Education Policy; Martha Thurlow, Center on Educational Outcomes; and Ted Stilwill, Iowa Department of Education. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001