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Building Science Assessment Systems That Serve Accountability and Student Learning: The CAESL Model
These presentations and accompanying documents are part of a symposium for the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, which took place in Montreal, Canada, in April 2005. The Center for the Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning (CAESL) is committed to the design of new assessment systems that truly support classroom teaching and learning. Building on current knowledge about the nature of quality assessment, the shortcomings of existing systems and the uniqueness of science as a discipline, the CAESL Assessment model takes as its pinnacle specific goals for student learning. Symposium presentations present background on the CAESL model and its key innovative features, and present the results of a feasibility study conducted in middle school science, addressing the following research questions: 'How can cognitive theory be used to systematically link assessments to the core types of learning that constitute science?' and 'How can psychometric advances in progress variables and link tests be used to provide greater coherence across national/state standards, large-scale assessments and classroom assessments?'
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Slideshows require PowerPoint viewing software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-165
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Carlos Ayala
Sonoma State University

Author: Joan Herman
University of California at Los Angeles