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Vitali, Gary J. – 1994
This empirical study was conducted to explore both the influence of assessment on teachers' classroom practice during an assessment driven educational reform, and the principle underlying assessment driven instruction, i.e., "what you test is what you get." Factors targeted at the level of assessment were performance-based or objective…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles
Williams, Marium T. – 1996
This paper describes Morehead State University's support of the Kentucky Education Reform Act through mini-grants to public school teachers to help them implement state reform mandates and guidelines in the classroom through in-school action research projects. Morehead State University funded 18 mini-grants to 14 different schools in 11 different…
Descriptors: Action Research, Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
Notes from the Field: Education Reform in Rural Kentucky, 1998
As part of an 8-year study of education reform in rural Kentucky, this report examines the primary program that has evolved in six rural elementary schools as a result of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), which requires that grades K-3 be replaced by a nongraded program. This change aimed to eliminate failure in the first 2 years of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change