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Performance assessment, constructed-response, and authentic assessment are topics of current interest in educational testing and reform. This workbook presents the following articles on educational assessment to highlight work being done in this area: (1) "Aquarium Problem and Teacher Guidelines: New Standards Project" (University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center); (2) "The PACKETS Program" (Educational Testing Service); (3) "Performance Level Guides for Open-Response Common Items, Grade 8" (Kentucky Department of Education); (4) "Advanced Placement Program. 1992 Mathematics: Free-Response Scoring Guide and Sample Student Answers" (Educational Testing Service); (5) "Performance Assessment: Education Research Consumer Guide, Number 2, November 1992" (Office of Educational Research and Improvement); (6) "A Look at a Middle School Portfolio. Arts PROPEL: A Handbook for Visual Arts" (Educational Testing Service); (7) "Multiple Challenges: A Series of Questions Illustrating the 1992 National Assessment of Educational Progress" (Educational Testing Service); (8) "Learning by Doing: A Manual for Teaching and Assessing Higher-Order Thinking in Science and Mathematics" (Educational Testing Service); (9) "NAEP's 1990 Writing Portfolio Study" (Office of Educational Research and Improvement); (10) "Performance Assessment: An International Experiment" (Educational Testing Service); (11) "Measuring What's Worth Learning and Mystery Graphs. Measuring Up: Prototypes for Mathematics Achievement" (National Academy Press); (12) "Piloting Pacesetter: Helping At-Risk Students Meet High Standards" (Thomas W. Payzant and Dennie Palmer Wolf); (13) "Ensuring Reliable Scoring" (Joan L. Herman, Pamela R. Aschbacher, and Lynn Winters); (14) "CRESST Performance Assessment Models: Assessing Content Area Explanations" (Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing); (15) "The CRESST Line: Newsletter of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing"; and (16) "Construction versus Choice in Cognitive Measurement: Issues in Constructed Response, Performance Testing, and Portfolio Assessment" (Randy Elliot Bennett, Ed., and William C. Ward, Ed.). (SLD)

Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Cognitive Tests, Constructed Response, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Problem Solving, Scoring, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Items, Thinking Skills, Workbooks

Author: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.



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