ERIC Number: EJ558970
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Performance Assessment: Continuity, Context, and Concerns.
Lissitz, Robert W.
Contemporary Education, v69 n1 p15-19 Fall 1997
Though performance assessment has its place, it is not always appropriate. Standardized testing is sometimes preferable. The paper describes states' roles in shaping statewide student testing, discusses state assessment to compare schools and school systems, and suggests that improving teaching environments and increasing the value attached to improving performance through improving educational practices are needed. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Content
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A