ERIC Number: ED399170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Assessment in Action: Collaborative Action Research Focused on Mathematics and Science Assessments. Reports of Twenty-Three Teacher-Research Projects.
Dearn, Ceri; And Others
The works reported in this book represent a second phase to a 2-day summer conference that focused on assessment in mathematics and science classrooms. This book presents research and findings of a subset of the conference participants who investigated a self-selected aspect of assessment in their educational environments. Action research was the tool for the investigations and assessment was the focus. Reports include: (1) "Communicating Math Progress to Parents Using Rubrics" (Bev Grueber and Joan Anthony); (2) "Improving Parent Communication through Alternative Assessments" (Candy Connery); (3) "Using Student Portfolios to Communicate Progress to Parents" (Trish Guinan); (4) "Will Students Benefit from Different Forms of Student Evaluation" (Russ Wissing); (5) "Self-Assessment and Self-Esteem with Portfolios" (Arlene Gnirk); (6) "Student-Teacher Created Visual Rubrics: Models To Guide and Assess Research Projects' (Suzanne Ratzlaff and Rod Diercks); (7) "Grand Slam/Base Hit/Strike Out" (Julia C. Polak); (8) "Creating Effective Student-Centered Rubrics" (Karen Barry); (9) "Using Rubrics to Assess Students' Writing in Mathematics" (Kim Potter); (10) "Using Multi-Modal Assessment for Hands-On Science Activities" (Shane Gallagher); (11) "Student Self-Motivation from Student-Teacher Assessment of a Sixth Grade Math Skills Checklist" (Guy R. Roggenkamp); (12) "Self-Assessment Activities to Improve Student Performance" (Brenda Charles); (13) "Self-Assessment in the 9th Grade Science Room: A Usable Document and Relationship to Learning" (Linda S. Graham); (14) "Using Checklists to Improve Student Self-Assessment" (Stephen Hamersky); (15) "In a State of Change" (Dot Snesrud); (16) "Connections between Perceived Competence and Understanding Assessment" (Caroline Winchester and Dianne Vorderstrasse); (17) "Alternative Assessment for a Geometry Benchmark" (Jackie Thomas and Donna Trout); (18) "Traditional vs Alternative Test Results" (Mary E. Stiverson); (19) "Testing for Algebra Readiness" (Vincent Moragues); (20) "Necessary Components of a Rubric" (Audrey Bacon); (21) "Do They Really Understand Fractions" (John Moon); (22) "The School Improvement Process" (Gail Sears); and (23) "The Marigold Project: A Reflective Conversation" (Kathryn A. Ahren and Suzanne Oldham). Appendices include Action Research Rubrics and a list of participants. (JRH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Alternative Assessment, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Mathematics Education, Portfolio Assessment, Research Projects, Science Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, Suite 500, 2550 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.; Nebraska Mathematics and Science Initiative, Lincoln.; Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.