ERIC Number: EJ484915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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"How Does My Child Measure Up?" Family Responses to Recent Reforms in Educational Assessment.
Thornburg, Devin G.
Educational Policy, v8 n2 p224-43 Jun 1994
Examines family beliefs about alternative educational assessment, using observations of 84 families' interactions and surveys of 172 families' beliefs about assessment, teacher ratings of children's efforts and involvement on alternative assessment measures, and discourse analysis of parents' interactions during interviews and assessments. Low-income families believed most in structured, standardized assessments, whereas higher income parents favored open-ended approaches. (33 references.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)