ERIC Number: ED379353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Second Report on Case Study of the Effects of Alternative Assessment in Instruction. Student Learning and Accountability Practices. Project 3.1. Studies in Improving Classroom and Local Assessments.
Shepard, Lorrie; And Others
Three papers are presented that summarize current project findings from a study of the actual effects of introducing new forms of assessment at the classroom level. All focus on aspects of performance assessment as an alternative to traditional assessments. "Effects of Introducing Classroom Performance Assessments on Student Learning" by Lorrie A. Shepard, and others, examines effects of performance assessment on the learning of third graders in 13 classrooms. "'How Does my Teacher Know What I Know?' Third Graders' Perceptions of Math, Reading, and Assessment" by Kathryn H. Davinroy, Carribeth L. Bliem, and Vicky Mayfield uses interviews with students in the classrooms of the larger study to explore student ideas and attitudes. "How 'Messing About' with Performance Assessment in Mathematics Affects What Happens in Classrooms" by Roberta J. Flexner reviews work with the teachers of the study's classes. Eighteen tables and six figures in the three papers present study findings. (Contain 77 references in all.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Performance Based Assessment, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Use
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).