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ERIC Number: ED566826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-8589-8
Using Formative Assessments to Improve Student Learning Outcomes: A Study of the Different Types of Formative Assessments Teachers Use to Drive Instruction and Their Effects on Student Learning
Alzina, Amy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Concordia University Chicago
Understanding the difference between summative and formative assessments is still unclear for many teachers and principals as well as the effects formative assessments have on student learning outcomes. This quantitative study was conducted to explicitly explore formative assessments as a means to improve student learning outcomes, while examining the different types of formative assessments teachers use in the classroom in three southern California schools in grades three through six, as measured by student Lexile reading scores, presents opportunity for growth. The correlational research design method was used involving a teacher survey and the Renaissance Learning "STAR Reading" assessment to measure student growth in reading to teacher's use of formative assessments in the classroom. The survey data from the teacher survey was put into an excel file before being imported into the IBM SPSS software. The correlational research tests for a statistical relationship between variables. This study measures both variables to check to see if they are in fact related. The research questions were designed to seek information about teachers' experiences and beliefs about formative assessments. The results from the study are designed to inform the participating district on what specific professional learning is needed to support teachers with the implementation of formative assessments. [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: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California