ERIC Number: EJ561764
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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High Stakes: Innovation Meets Backlash As States Struggle with Large-Scale Assessment.
Caudell, Lee Sherman
Northwest Education, v2 n1 p26-28,35 Fall 1996
Most states have expanded their statewide testing programs to include alternative educational assessments, and two (Kentucky and Maine) have completely abandoned the multiple-choice format. However, over half of states designing alternative assessments are encountering major difficulties related to the high cost of performance-based assessments, confusion over testing purposes (accountability versus instructional improvement), or poor scoring reliability. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Theme issue: "Assessment in Action." Volumes 1-2 available from EDRS; see ED 417 878.