ERIC Number: EJ699184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
Reference Count: 82
Assessment and Technology-Allies in Educational Reform: An Overview of Issues for Counselors and Educators
Wall, Janet E.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v37 n2 p112 Jul 2004
Because technology is more prevalent and accessible for use in assessment, this article highlights what counselors and educators need to know when considering the use of computers and the Internet for that purpose. The article concludes with some predictions on how technology might influence assessment and accountability in the future. This article intends to delineate some of the areas in which technology can assist the education community by modifying, streamlining, supporting, and improving assessment procedures and practices. It outlines some of what is known about the use of technology in assessment and attempts to forecast what might be possible in the future with an ongoing research effort and some creativity on the part of assessment professionals who understand the needs of educators and learners.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Counselor Training, Computer Assisted Testing, Internet, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Counselors, Test Construction, Scoring, Feedback, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001