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The Student Evaluation Standards

The Student Evaluation Standards
How to Improve Evaluations of Students

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December 2002 | 264 pages | Corwin
"Assessment help for teachers on way," was the front-page headline of Education Week on May 8, 2002, as Ed Week announced the planned publication of this important volume, which has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This comprehensive framework was created by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (http:/ to guide educators in designing and assessing student appraisals that are fair, useful, feasible, and accurate. Carefully written to ensure their relevance at the classroom level, these Standards were developed with assistance from members of sixteen professional societies:

- American Association of School Administrators

- American Counseling Association

- American Educational Research Association

- American Evaluation Association

- American Psychological Association

- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

- Canadian Evaluation Society

- Canadian Society for the Study of Education

- Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation

- Council of Chief State School Officers

-National Association of Elementary School Principals

- National Association of Secondary School Principals

· National Council on Measurement in Education

- National Education Association

- National Legislative Program Evaluation Society

- National School Boards Association

Functional Table of Contents
The Joint Committee
Invitation to Users
Applying the Standards
The Standards
1. Proprietary Standards
Service to Students

Appropriate Policies and Procedures

Access to Evaluation Information

Treatment of Students

Rights of Students

Balanced Evaluation

Conflict of Interest

2. Utility Standards
Constructive Orientation

Defined Users and Uses

Information Scope

Evaluator Qualifications

Explicit Values

Effective Reporting


3. Feasibility Standards
Practical Orientation

Political Viability

Evaluation Support

4. Accuracy Standards
Validity Orientation

Defined Expectations for Students

Context Analysis

Documented Procedures

Defensible Information

Reliable Information

Bias Identification and Management

Handling Information and Quality Control

Analysis of Information

Justified Conclusions


Appendix: The Support Groups
Appendix: Checklist for Applying the Standards

"Teachers make judgments about students every day, based on such formal and informal appraisals of their work as classroom observation, homework assignments, and teacher-made quizzes. Soon, they'll have the first set of professional standards to help guide them in making such decisions."

Education Week

" . . . is [a] recommended and seminal reference which competently and accessibly address the issues of Propriety Standards, Utility Standards, Feasibility Standards, and Accuracy Standards."

Library Bookwatch, February 2003

"This book is rich with illustrative evaluation cases and analyses and is intended to aid all those who conduct or use student evaluations. Appropriate for teachers, parents, school board members, school administrators, and professors of teacher education, this volume is a must-read that will enrich reflective practice of evaluation of student learning at the elementary and secondary levels."

CHOICE, May 2003

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