ERIC Number: ED471520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
State Student Assessment Programs Annual Survey, Fall 2001, Executive Summary. Data on 1999-2000 Statewide Student Assessment Programs, Fall 2001.
Olson, John; Jones, Ida; Bond, Linda
This 2000 Summary marks the eighth edition of the Summary of State Student Assessment Programs. Using data gathered in the annual survey, this report summarizes what is occurring in statewide assessment programs and provides information on trends in state assessment activities. Completed surveys for the 2000 year were received by the Council of Chief State School Officers through August 2001. The report presents information about the status of state assessment programs and how these programs have changed over the years. A companion data report, in two volumes, is also available. Data reflect the responses of 49 states and, for the first time, all 7 jurisdictions. Findings show that state assessment remains a significant tool for education reform in almost every state and the reporting jurisdictions. Iowa is the one state that reports that it does not have a mandatory statewide assessment program, but approximately 99% of its school districts participate in the Iowa Testing Program on a voluntary basis. In the 1999-2000 school year, Nebraska finalized plans for a state assessment program, although it is one that is primarily determined by the local districts. There are many similarities in assessment approach, and many differences in application, as the data tables show. States and jurisdictions usually use the results of assessment for instruction, school accountability, student accountability, and staff accountability. A glossary is included. (Contains 7 figures, 1 table, and 10 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: For volumes 1 and 2 of the 1999-2000 survey, see TM 034 618-619. For volumes 1 and 2 of the 1998-1999 survey, see TM 034 615-616.