Linking School and Work: Roles for Standards and Assessment / Edition 1

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Argues that a key strategy for improving the effectiveness of schools is to set standards for what students should be able to do based on the skills required for well-paying Jobs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901653
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/1995
  • Series: Education Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 491
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

LAUREN B. RESNICK is professor and director of the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. JOHN G. WIRT is a senior analyst in the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress.
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Table of Contents

The Editors
The Contributors
1 The Changing Workplace: New Challenges for Education Policy and Practice 1
Pt. 1 Standards-Based Education for Workplace Readiness
2 Skills Standards, Qualifications Systems, and the American Workforce 23
3 Policy Choices in the Assessment of Work Readiness: Strategy and Structure 53
4 Signaling the Competencies of High School Students to Employers 79
5 A School-to-Work Transition System: The Role of Standards and Assessments 125
Pt. 2 Linking Assessment and Instruction
6 Quality Control for Educating a Smart Workforce 147
7 Designing an Assessment System for the Future Workplace 193
8 A School-Based Strategy for Achieving and Assessing Work-Readiness Skills 223
Pt. 3 Technical Requirements for New Forms of Assessment
9 Work Readiness Assessment: Questions of Validity 245
10 Evaluation of Performance Tests for Work Readiness 267
11 Open-Ended Exercises in Large-Scale Educational Assessment 305
Pt. 4 Lessons from Abroad
12 New Directions in the Assessment of High School Achievement: Cross-National Perspectives 341
13 The Role of Assessment in Educating for High Performance Work: Lessons from Denmark and Britain 381
Appendix 249
Name Index 453
Subject Index 459
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