Outcomes-Based Assessment

Assessment and evaluation are two important components of a school psychologist's role. Outcomesbased assessment is a traditional, well-established form of measuring student achievement. It evolved from the testing movement of the early 1900s, the accountability movement of the 1920s, and the evaluation of educational programs of the 1930s. Outcomesbased assessment is defined as the measurement of student achievement in regard to critical, prioritized goals and objectives. While outcomes can be measured in a variety of ways, such as authentic and alternative assessment, outcomes-based assessment is typically associated with statewide and district testing programs in the United States and in entities such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE). Outcomes-based assessment also has an international emphasis, which ...

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