ERIC Number: EJ457277
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Issues That Will Determine the Future of Alternative Assessment.
Worthen, Blaine R.
Phi Delta Kappan, v74 n6 p444-48,450-54 Feb 1993
Describes how alternative assessment differs from more traditional forms and outlines the forces causing the recent fascination with alternative assessment (demands for accountability, negative consequences of high-stakes testing, and increasing criticisms of standardized tests). Identifies some major issues involving alternative assessment, including conceptual clarity, educator support, validity, ability to assess complex thinking skills, and acceptability to stakeholders. (37 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A