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Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1986
State educational policy-makers are showing increasing interest in using statewide educational assessment and evaluation programs (1) to evaluate student thinking skills and affective learning as well as traditional academic achievement, (2) to evaluate teachers at all stages of their careers, and (3) to assess the impact of school reform efforts.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1985
When establishing statewide and nationally comparable educational evaluation and assessment systems, state education agencies (SEAs) must consider factors affecting policy in at least four areas. First, the full range of purposes for establishing such a system should be clarified. It must be decided whether the system exists to provide data for…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Data Interpretation, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
Hansen, Kenneth H. – 1985
State education agencies are in increasing agreement regarding the basic principles that should underlie state educational assessment programs, though some areas of divergent opinion remain. The agencies generally accept the ideas that comparisons between states will be made, that assessment programs should serve multiple purposes, that meaningful…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Educational Assessment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy