A Dynamic Process for Developing Performance-Based Assessments
Kate Goddard, ORC Macro, United States ; Elizabeth (Liz) Neal, Louise Tanney, Maryland State Department of Education, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Much of the discussion on teacher quality has been dominated by the emphasis on the development and implementation of standards. To build on its leading role in the movement toward a greater use of standards in education, the Maryland Department of Education used funding from a PT3 grant to develop Maryland Teacher Technology Standards. These standards were developed using a consortium of stakeholders in teacher education. In addition, this consortium developed performance tasks that would provide departments of teacher education and professional development schools with specific tasks that would help their students become proficient in these standards when implemented. This presentation provides a framework for performance tasks and offers a dynamic process for developing and evaluating these performance tasks.
Goddard, K., Neal, E. & Tanney, L. (2006). A Dynamic Process for Developing Performance-Based Assessments. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2873-2876). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).