ERIC Number: EJ513351
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Current Practices in Testing and Assessment: What Is Driving the Changes?
Ryan, Joseph M.; Miyasaka, Jeanne R.
NASSP Bulletin, v79 n573 p1-10 Oct 1995
Reviews current student-assessment practices, highlighting alternative-assessment definitions and terminology, portfolio-assessment methods, holistic and analytic scoring rubrics, and improved traditional approaches. Educators must reconsider the wisdom of traditional practice, while giving a fair hearing to new approaches. Fundamental changes in curriculum and instruction are driving assessment changes. (10 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Instructional Improvement, Multiple Choice Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A