ERIC Number: ED428085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Assessment Practices of Ohio Teachers.
Mertler, Craig A.
A descriptive study was conducted to examine the current assessment practices of teachers in Ohio. The specific aim of the study was to gain an understanding of the extent to which teachers use traditional versus alternative forms of assessment techniques in their classrooms. Participants were 625 teachers from kindergarten through grade 12. The study resulted in a moderately thorough description of these teachers' assessment practices. It builds on previous research by incorporating descriptions of alternative assessment practices. As previous research found, teachers did not spend much time conducting statistical analyses of their assessment data. In addition, there are significant differences among teachers at different school levels and at differing levels of teaching experience with respect to their assessment practices, specifically in the use of traditional and alternative strategies and the frequency of use of specific item types. Recommendations include tailoring measurement courses to fit the needs of future classroom teachers. (Contains 5 tables and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio