ERIC Number: ED472174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Student Evaluation Standards: How To Improve Evaluations of Students.
Educational Testing Service, Los Angeles, CA.
The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation presents 28 standards for assessing evaluation practices in elementary and secondary classrooms. Reviewed and approved by the American National StandardsInstitute, these standards are broken down into four essential attributes of sound evaluation, each providing definitions, guidelines, common errors, supportive documentation, and illustrative case studies. The standards are grouped into: (1) propriety standards, which protect individual rights; (2) utility standards, which ensure that evaluations are timely, informative, and influential; (3) feasibility standards, which recognize "real-world" dynamics and environmental influences; and (4) accuracy standards, which determine whether an evaluation has produced sound information. These standards provide teachers and administrators with the tools they need to master every nuance of student evaluation, including validity, political viability, teacher biases, conflicts of interest, a student's right to privacy, and more. They will help ensure that student evaluation practices are designed to serve and improve student learning. The first attached "resource" lists the support groups, and the second contains a checklist for applying the standards. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Influences, Student Evaluation, Validity
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-4663-2, $29.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-7619-4662-4, $65.95). Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 805-499-5323; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Produced by the Policy Leadership Institute. Produced by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, Arlen R. Gulikson, Chair.