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ERIC Number: ED371034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching to the Test: The Influence of Alternative Modes of Assessment on Teachers' Instructional Strategies.
A survey of teachers in New York provides an initial step toward the development of a framework for defining, with some consistency, commonalities among the various methods of assessment, as it identifies the instructional strategies self-reported by teachers trained in a variety of alternative assessment methods. Elementary school teachers (n=191) responded to a questionnaire developed for the study and validated through expert evaluations. Teacher responses were analyzed according to the level of training in alternative assessment and the perceived level of implementation. Significant differences were found in the instructional practices of teachers implementing and those not implementing alternative modes of instruction. Self-reported strategies of implementing teachers seem to incorporate the use of research-based behaviors and practices believed to affect student learning, application of knowledge, and self-regulated behavior positively. Assessment appears congruent with instruction. In addition, training and perceived support seem important to teachers' use of strategies. Nine tables and seven figures present study findings. (Contains 54 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Self Regulation; Self Report Measures; Teaching to the Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).