ERIC Number: EJ440371
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Performance Assessment, Psychometric Theory and Cognitive Learning Theory: Ships Crossing in the Night.
Willson, Victor L.
Contemporary Education, v62 n4 p250-54 Sum 1991
Discusses educational performance assessment and alternative assessment practices. Currently, achievement assessment involves classical psychometrics, performance-based evaluation, and cognitive theory, which must all be invoked to improve understanding of student achievement. This article suggests developing performance tests from a coherent theory of learning and instruction based on cognitive principles. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Change Strategies, Cognitive Measurement, Educational Change, Educational Testing, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment, Psychometrics, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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