ERIC Number: EJ423945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Interview on Assessment with James Popham.
Kirst, Michael W.
Educational Researcher, v20 n2 p24-27 Mar 1991
Heightened demand for testing is seen as a function of public skepticism regarding the quality of public education. Discusses developments and trends in the following areas: (1) minimum competency testing versus higher order skills testing; (2) kindergarten and first grade readiness testing; (3) portfolio-based assessment; and (4) teacher licensure, relicensure, and mastery testing. (AF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Educational Testing, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Mastery Tests, Minimum Competency Testing, Portfolios (Background Materials), School Readiness Tests, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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