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Assessment of Student Performance

Studies of Education Reform

Office of Educational Research and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education

Project Officer
Michael B. Kane

Nidhi Khattri
Alison L. Reeve
Rebecca J. Adamson
Pelavin Research Institute

U.S. Department of Education
Richard W. Riley

Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Marshall S. Smith
Acting Assistant Secretary

Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination
Ronald W. Cartwright
Acting Director

April 1997

Studies of Education Reform

The 12 studies were commissioned by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in 1991 and were all completed by fall 1995. Each study comprises three volumes. Volume I contains a discussion of the study, case study summaries of the schools or school districts examined, and recommendations. Volume II contains detailed case studies. Volume III is a technical appendix explaining the study's methodology. OERI is publishing all Volumes I as a set. Titles in this series are:

Systemic Reform
Early Childhood Reform in Seven Communities
Education Reform and Students At Risk
Parent and Community Involvement in Education
The Uses Of Time for Teaching and Learning
Systemic Reform in the Professionalism of Educators
Study of Curriculum Reform
Assessment of Student Performance
Assessment of School-Based Management
School Reform and Student Diversity
Technology and Education Reform
Study of School-to-Work Initiatives

The other two volumes for each study are available through the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) system.

This study was funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, under contract no RP 91-172004. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department or any other agency of the U.S. Government.


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