ERIC Number: ED440999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Classroom Assessment, Student Motivation, and Achievement in Elementary and Middle School.
Brookhart, Susan M.; DeVoge, Jarol G.
Classroom assessment events were studied by investigating students' perceptions of task, self-efficacy, effort, and goal orientations and achievement levels in third-grade language arts and fifth-grade mathematics and social studies. Whether student descriptions differ from one assessment event to the next was also studied. Subjects were students from two third-grade classes and two fifth-grade classes, each with from 13 to 28 students (median 20 students). Observation and survey responses were used to gather data about student perceptions. Findings provide evidence that classroom assessments do differ based on their context, the teachers, the students, the subjects, and the grade levels at which they are used. This theory represents an integration of the concept of the classroom assessment environment with concepts from cognitive psychology explored at the event level. Evidence from this study and preceding investigations suggests that events differ, so that it will be important to develop a large enough catalog of event descriptions to be able to see reliable patterns. (Contains 6 tables and 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).