Beyond Standardized Testing: Better Information for School Accountability and Management

Beyond Standardized Testing: Better Information for School Accountability and Management

by George W. Elford


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810843851
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

George W. Elford manages CAP, Inc. an assessment service based in Potomac, Maryland. He retired in 1995 after a twenty-year career at the Education Testing Service where he directed field offices in Boston, Evanston, and Washington, D.C. The ideas developed in this present work can be traced back to a number of field service projects in 'curriculum monitoring'_a forerunner of the instructional management information system.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction: The Basic Argument Chapter 4 1 What Counts in Accountability? Chapter 5 2 The Reliance on Standardized, Special Event Testing Chapter 6 3 The Rap Against Standardized testing Chapter 7 4 Standardized Means Interpretable Chapter 8 5 Which Come First, the Test or the Curriculum? Chapter 9 6 Hyping Student Performance Via the Cram Curriculum Chapter 10 7 What ever Happened to the Scholastic Aptitude Test? Chapter 11 8 Avoiding the Information Age: The Road Not Considered Chapter 12 9 National Attention to Content and Performance Standards Chapter 13 10 Teacher Know Best: Standardizing Teacher Judgment Chapter 14 11 Envisioning an Instructional Management Information System Chapter 15 12 How an Instructional Management Information System Would Work Chapter 16 13 Providing a Truly "Public" Education via the Internet Chapter 17 14 Rubrics and Grades: Getting Around the Curve Chapter 18 15 A New Credential: Certified Instructional Manager Chapter 19 16 By-Product I: New Information for College Admissions Chapter 20 17 By-Product II: Making Academics Count in the Workplace Chapter 21 18 A 21st Century Federal Initiative in Education Part 22 Epilogue Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Author

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