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ERIC Number: ED548844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-1981-2
The Effects of Multiple Assessments of the Discovery Education Assessment on Teacher Self-Efficacy of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teachers
McKinzie, Abasi H.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Union University
This study utilized the student scores of eighth-grade mathematics students on the "Discovery Education Assessment," as well as the self-efficacy perceptions of eighth-grade mathematics teachers as determined by the "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" ("TSES") from seven middle schools that encompassed grades 6-8 within a large public school district in Western Tennessee. The study attempted to determine if there were a correlation between the teachers' perception of self-efficacy and the scores of the students on the "Discovery Education Assessment." It also investigated whether or not there were a statistically significant difference in the teacher scores on the "TSES" between the three administrations of the "Discovery Education Assessment" throughout the school year. The data were collected for the 2011-2012 school year. A Pearson's "r" analysis was used to determine if there were a correlation between the two assessments, and a repeated measures analysis of variance was used to determine if the scores on the "Discovery Education Assessment" indicated a statistically significant difference. The findings of this study suggested that there was a negligible correlation between the two assessments; however, the scores on the "TSES" did indicate a statistically significant difference in the teachers' perceptions of their efficacy in relation to the student scores on the "Discovery Education Assessment." [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee