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Linking School and Work: Roles for Standards and Assessment

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Linking School and Work: Roles for Standards and Assessment

Lauren B. Resnick, John G. Wirt

ISBN: 978-0-787-90165-3 October 1995 Jossey-Bass 491 Pages

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Argues that a key strategy for improving the effectiveness of schools is to set standards for what students should be able to do based on the skills required for well-paying Jobs.
Introduction and Overview
Part One: Structure of an Education System for Linking School and Work
1. Certifying Competence in a School-to-Work System(Marc Tucker)
2. Policy Choices in the Assessment of Work Readiness: Strategy and Structure(Richard Elmore)
3. Signaling the Competencies of High School Students to Employers(John Bishop)
4. A School-to-Work Transition System: The Role of Standards and Assessments(Paul Barton)
Part Two: Linking Assessment and Instruction
5. Quality Control for Educating a Smart Workforce(Alan Lesgold)
6. Assessment Student Performance: Three Different Views(John Frederiksen)
7. A School-Based Strategy for Achieving and Assessing Work-Readiness Skills(Henry Braun)
Part Three: Technical Requirements for New Forms of Assessment
8. Work Readiness Assessment: Questions of Validity(Robert Linn)
9. Evaluation of Performance Assessments for Work Readiness(Robert Guion)
10. Open-Ended Exercises in Large-Scale Educational Assessment(R. Darrel Bock)
Part Four: Lessons from Abroad
11. New Directions in the Assessment of High School Achievement: Cross-National Perspectives(Margaret Vickers)
12. The Role of Assessment in Education for High Performance Work: Lessons from Denmark and Great Britain(Davis Jenkins)