Assessment History

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A. made several negative remarks about the current state of the 1970s and 1980s education system.B. stirred the Nation into an emergency state of education reform, rousing accountability (1966).C. stated drastic reformation recommendations such as more rigorous work for students, higher graduation requirements, and more competent teachers.D. All of the above.

A. is a result of the accountability paradigm and assumes that higher, clearly defined expectations will result in higher achievement.B. reflects educations' shift from emphasis on input reform (resources) to output reform (results).C. requires carefully aligned assessments to monitor students' achievement.D. All of the above.


A. complements standards-based assessment with rewards and consequences for stakeholders.B. is especially focused on improving the learning of disadvantaged students.C. includes "a number of measures designed to drive broad gains in student achievement and to hold states and schools more accountable for student progress."D. All of the above.

A. Pre-assessment.B. Formative AssessmentC. Summative AssessmentD. All of the above.

A. KnowledgeB. ReasoningC. Products, Skills, and PerformanceC2. Dispositions and AttitudesD. All of the above.


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Types of Assessment

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-Arts PROPEL is a five-year study done by Harvard Project Zero (PZ) with input from Howard Gardner.

A. focuses on a framework of instruction and assessment in arts education among other contents.B. realizes kids learn better when they produce, perceive, and reflect, thus, the acronym PROPEL.C. recommends authentic tools like "Domain Projects" for teaching and "Processfolios" for assessment.D. All of the above.

-Annual testing in grades 3-8 focuses on reading and math achievement.-Annual report card of school performance must show evidence of AYP; includes reading and math scores.

A Nationat Risk


All correct answers are D.

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-PZ found that students like to construct knowledge, need open-ended questions, and need a mix of structured with unstructured activities.

All correct answers are D.

Standards-based Education

All correct answers are D.

All correct answers are D.

All correct answers are D.

All correct answers are D.

-Gives priority to Reading First.-Financially supported more resources for poor children.-Stringent time frame for implementation and raising proficiency levels.

-Time frames and proficiency levels not feasible; assessment shows too many schools failing to achieve NCLB expectations.-Solution: waivers.

Standards-based assessments:-align to learning content and instruction and specifically document student learning. -make goals, targets and levels of achievement perfectly clear.-must be written in explicitly clear language.-compare student learning to content not to other students.

Assessment ExpertsRick StigginsGrant WigginsE. L. (Ted) ThorndikeHoward Gardner (PZ)

1. Performance-based2. Selected Response ' Short Answer3. Essay4. Personal CommunicationCharacteristics of Sound Assessment

A Nation at Risk

A Didactic Assessment of the History of Assessment and Accountability in Art Education

This is not an authentic test,

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-"Projects can (should) be authentic, real-life tasks that have no single, correct answer."-PROPEL shifted the roles of teacher to "project facilitator"and student to "knowledge-constructor."


Standards-based Education


Types of Assessment

What is Assessed



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