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ERIC Number: EJ1118516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Best of Both Worlds
Schneider, Jack; Feldman, Joe; French, Dan
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n3 p60-67 Nov 2016
Relying on teachers' assessments for the information currently provided by standardized test scores would save instructional time, better capture the true abilities of diverse students, and reduce the problem of teaching to the test. A California high school is implementing standards-based reporting, ensuring that teacher-issued grades function as reliable and valid descriptors of student academic performance. At the state level, the New Hampshire Department of Education is anchoring accountability in teacher-assessed performance tasks rather than in standardized tests. The article offers guidelines and caveats to those interested in pursuing this work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; New Hampshire
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