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A Policymaker’s Guide to Standards-Led Assessment MS Word - Assessments play a pivotal role in standards-led reform by (1) communicating the goals that school systems, schools, teachers and students are expected to achieve; (2) providing targets for teaching and learning and (3) shaping the performance of educators and students. Coupled with appropriate incentives and/or sanctions – external or self-directed – assessments can motivate students to learn better, teachers to teach better, and schools to be more educationally effective. This guide is issued jointly by the Education Commission of the States and the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing. (Robert L. Linn and Joan L. Herman, ECS and NCRESST, February 1997)...
Author: Robert L. Linn and Joan L. Herman
Publisher: ECS

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