ERIC Number: ED423246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration for a Change: Teacher-Directed Inquiry about Performance Assessments. Reports of Five Teacher-Directed Inquiry Projects.
Horsch, Elizabeth, Ed.; Kleinsasser, Audrey, Ed.; Traver, Elizabeth, Ed.
Five teams of teacher-researchers, 15 teachers in all, representing three Wyoming school districts and Casper College conducted classroom-based investigations and wrote about their inquiries. These teachers of prekindergarten through college collaborated to examine performance based assessment questions with an overall theme of improving science instruction and assessment. A synopsis of each inquiry report is presented for the following projects: (1) "Collaboration for a Change" (Jayne Hellenberg, Suzanne Morrison, and Diana Wiig); (2) "Who's Supposed To Make the Decisions in the Classroom Anyway?" (Lorrain Rudd); (3) "Phantom of the Rubric or Scary Stories from the Classroom" (Cleta Booth, Barb Deshler, Joan James, and Jane Wade); (4) "Time Is a BIG Thing: A Multi-Age Study of Student Time Schemas" (Anne Marker and Andrea Varcalli); and (5) "A Comparative Analysis of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Learning" (Nancy Brauchie, Colleen Burridge, Elizabeth Horsch, Nancy Leotta, and Julie Horsch). An appendix contains the addresses and telephone numbers of the teacher researchers, and the other presents suggested readings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Education, Madison.; Eisenhower High Plains Consortium for Mathematics and Science, Aurora, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming