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ERIC Number: EJ868280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Quest for Quality
Chappuis, Stephen; Chappuis, Jan; Stiggins, Rick
Educational Leadership, v67 n3 p14-19 Nov 2009
Instructional decisions based on quality assessments and a balanced assessment system most effectively promote student learning. To inform sound decisions, assessments need to satisfy five key standards of quality: (1) clear purpose; (2) clear learning targets; (3) sound assessment design; (4) effective communication of results; and (5) student involvement in the assessment process. Assessment-literate educators must also consider balance; they need to understand what assessments are appropriate, both formatively and summatively, at three different levels of assessment: the classroom level, the periodic interim/benchmark level, and the annual standardized testing level. By building balanced systems with assessment literate users, we are far more likely to attend to issues of quality and serve the best interests of students. (Contains 2 figures and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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