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ERIC Number: ED512105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Connecting Science Standards with Assessment: A Snapshot of Three Countries' Approaches--England, Hong Kong and Canada (Ontario)
Achieve, Inc.
Achieve, through support from the Noyce Foundation, examined ten sets of international standards with the intent of informing the development of both the conceptual framework and new U.S. science standards. Achieve selected countries based on their strong performance on international assessments and/or their economic, political, or cultural importance to the United States. These 10 countries take a variety of approaches to standards and assessments, but three countries' efforts (England, Hong Kong and Canada) to connect their standards, assessments and instruction stand out. All three countries share an interest in making the role of formative assessment more central in their systems. Ontario, in developing detailed rubrics supported by student work, best captures the potential power of thoughtfully developed classroom and/or school-based assessment to raise student achievement. A capsule summary of each country's effort to realize and communicate the connection between its standards and assessments is presented. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Hong Kong; United Kingdom (England)