Publications & Resources

Performance Puzzles: Issues in Measuring Capabilities and Certifying Accomplishments

Jun 1996

Lauren B. Resnick

In this report, CRESST/University of Pittsburgh researcher Lauren B. Resnick explores major issues in using assessments as a means of defining standards and encouraging efforts to meet them. She discusses the differences between the purposes for traditional and newer types of assessment, issues of scoring reliability, generalizability of observed performance, and content and construct validity involving performance assessment and portfolios.

Resnick, L. B. (1996). Performance puzzles: Issues in measuring capabilities and certifying accomplishments (CSE Report 415). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).