ERIC Number: EJ737673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Nebraska STARS: Assessment for Learning
Dappen, Leon; Isernhagen, Jody C.
Planning and Changing, v36 n3-4 p147-156 Fall 2005
The philosophy of Nebraska's School-based, Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System (STARS) is based on the premise that the purpose of assessment is to drive curriculum and instruction to produce student academic achievement gain. It is a locally driven system designed from the classroom up, which recognizes that improved student achievement will best occur with the focus on the interaction of teachers and students. Here, Dappen and Isernhagen examine criterion-referenced and norm-referenced student achievement data and District Assessment Portfolio ratings from STARS and interview school staff stakeholders regarding strengths, challenges, and recommendations for the STARS program.
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, School Districts, School District Autonomy, Academic Standards, Measurement, Participation, Population Groups, Attitudes, Interviews
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska