ERIC Number: EJ549998
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Learning about Assessment from Native American Schools: Advocacy and Empowerment.
Shields, Carolyn M.
Theory into Practice, v36 n2 p102-09 Spr 1997
Examines the usefulness of accountability measures for student achievement as empowerment tools for all students, providing examples from Native American schools. The paper posits the need for understanding current standardized testing, demonstrates how content currently tested can help increase the utility of instructional programs, and advocates adoption of authentic assessment. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, American Indian Education, American Indians, Culturally Relevant Education, Culture Fair Tests, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Navajo (Nation), Performance Based Assessment, Scores, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, Student Empowerment, Student Evaluation, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue title: "Exploring the Margins: Lessons from Alternative Schools."