ERIC Number: ED425152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Inservice Teachers' Perceptions of Educational Assessment.
Quilter, Shawn M.; Chester, Cher
This study examined inservice teachers' perceptions of classroom assessment, standardized testing, and alternative assessment methods. Participants were 168 predominantly white, predominantly female teachers working on master's degrees at Eastern Michigan University and the Citadel. During the fall of 1997, they completed a questionnaire that asked about: (1) demographics, (2) personal experiences with standardized testing, (3) personal experiences with classroom assessment, (4) current views on standardized testing, (5) current views on classroom assessment, and (6) current views on alternative assessment. Data analysis indicated that teachers tended to be more positive about classroom assessment than standardized testing. This was true for their personal and professional experiences. Past personal experiences with educational assessment and current views of assessment were highly interrelated. However, those who saw value in standardized testing tended to see less value in alternative forms of assessment. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 14-17, 1998).