ERIC Number: ED470667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Interpreting Student Performance through the Use of Alternative Forms of Assessment.
Godbey, Cynthia; Ronde, Joyce Te; Throckmorton, Paula
This study describes a program for improving the feedback of student achievement to parents, teachers, and administrators through the use of alternative forms of assessment. The targeted population consisted of students in three Midwestern unit school districts: two kindergarten classes and fifth and sixth graders in a combined class. Data from these schools had suggested that traditional assessments did not provide sufficient feedback. A review of the solution strategies suggested by education professionals indicated that alternative forms of assessment provided parents with information needed to gain clear understanding of students' progress. Various alternative assessments were introduced in the study classrooms. Post intervention data indicate that alternative assessments enabled parents to assist students in developing academic skills when criteria and expectations were identified. The use of the alternative assessments also improved student performance. Thirteen appendixes contain interview and survey documents from the study. (Contains 11 tables, 6 figures, and 40 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Action Research Project, Saint Xavier University and SkyLight Professional Development Field-Based Master's Program.