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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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1995

CPRE Policy Briefs

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Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden Dec 1995

Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden

CPRE Policy Briefs

Discussions of capacity should be broadened to include factors such as the relationships between individual, or teacher, capacity and the abilities of schools, and districts to accomplish standards-based, or systemic, reform. This brief provides a framework for thinking about capacity and suggests ways that systemic reform strategies could help increase capacity. It also describes how two such strategies - professional development and state assessment - were used to enhance educational capacity in states examined by CPRE.


Tracking Student Achievement In Science And Math: The Promise Of State Assessment Programs, University Of Pennsylvania Jun 1995

Tracking Student Achievement In Science And Math: The Promise Of State Assessment Programs, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs examines the capacity of state assessment systems to track the effects of the SSIs on student performance in mathematics and science. It also identifies some of the major issues state policymakers are facing as they attempt to re-align their state assessment systems of meet the changing goals for public education.