ERIC Number: ED527580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: N/A
New Visions in Action: National Assessment Summit Papers
Rosenbusch, Marcia Harmon, Ed.
National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
The National Assessment Summit was designed to bring together users and producers of assessments and engage them in a discussion of unmet assessment needs and untapped assessment capacities. The meeting was truly a summit in that national foreign language organizations and associations were asked to nominate representatives to bring their organization's perspective to the forum and also to take back to their organization ideas for action. Specifically, the National Assessment Summit aimed to identify a set of priorities for the next two years (2005-07). At a follow-up National Assessment Summit in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, under the sponsorship of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon and the Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, these organizations will gather to report on progress made and to consider an agenda for the following two years (2007-09). The National Assessment Summit identified seven priorities for the coming two years. Each priority is addressed in a section of this series of papers and is authored by one of the participants. These priorities are: (1) Articulation; (2) Assessment Literacy; (3) Suite of Assessments; (4) Test Database; (5) Models and Anchors; (6) Research; and (7) Advocacy. Taken as a whole, these papers describe state-of-the-art language assessment and articulate a two-year agenda for improving assessment and educational practice. This publication includes: (1) Introduction (Carl Falsgraf); (2) Achieving Articulation through Assessment (Jacque Bott Van Houten); (3) Assessment Literacy (Peggy Boyles); (4) Suite of Assessments (Ann Tollefson); (5) Foreign Language Assessment Database (Margaret E. Malone and David W. MacGregor); (6) Models and Anchors (Elvira Swender); (7) Assessments Research (Ursula Lentz); (8) Promoting Language Advocacy Through Assessment (Martha G. Abbott); and (9) Conclusion (Paul Sandrock). Individual papers contain references and footnotes.
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Tests, Educational Practices, Language Acquisition, Evaluation Needs, Needs Assessment, Focus Groups, Meetings, National Standards, National Surveys, Literacy, Databases, Item Banks, Models, Advocacy, Educational Research, Articulation (Speech), Evaluation Research, Conference Papers, Position Papers, Educational Policy, Technology Integration, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Strategic Planning, State Action, National Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center