Eva Baker, codirector of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, talks about students demonstrating what they can do. Excerpted from Schools That Work: The Research Advantage, videoconference 4 Alternatives for Measuring Performance (NCREL, 1991).
"We have taken a sort of sound bite approach to it at one level and saying okay, what we want to do is ask teachers to demonstrate to show us what their kinds can do-not summarize it in numbers, but display it. And what we want parents to do is not to say, how was school today, fine, the end, but to say show me what you did at school today, so the idea of showing and demonstrating rather the summarizing is what we're trying to get at and it's really not easy."
Date posted: 1995