ERIC Number: EJ726255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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Can a Teacher-Led State Assessment System Work?
Bandalos, Deborah L.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v23 n2 p33-40 Jun 2004
Recent implementation of Nebraska's Standards-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) introduced a unique opportunity to examine the benefits and drawbacks of a teacher-led state assessment system. STARS is unique among state assessment systems in that statewide tests are replaced by locally developed assessments designed by teachers. Benefits of this system are found to be greater teacher use of results for instructional planning, greater diagnostic utility of the assessments, and gains in assessment literacy. Disadvantages include the time-consuming and stressful nature of creating localized assessments. Compatibility of STARS with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act are discussed.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, State Standards, Academic Standards, Teacher Role, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001