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Balancing Local Assessment and Statewide Testing: Building a Program that Meets Student Needs
This document discusses the components of assessment for those who are considering adding local assessments to required statewide testing of K-12 students. These components include technical adequacy, local-level opportunity, and how to link to state and local standards. Attributes of a model local assessment program are discussed and examples are given. There are also four key questions evaluators and teachers should ask themselves if they are considering a local-level assessment, including the cost feasibility.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 WestEd. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce, with WestEd copyright notice included, is hereby granted.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-046
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Mr Stanley Rabinowitz

Publisher: WestEd