ERIC Number: EJ790470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 22
Classroom Assessment Strategies: What Do Students At-Risk and Teachers Perceive as Effective and Useful?
Rieg, Sue A.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v34 n4 p214-225 Dec 2007
With the focus on standardized tests, it appears that we are leaving classroom assessments and students at-risk of school failure behind. This quantitative study investigated the perceptions of junior high school teachers, and students at risk of school failure, on the effectiveness and level of use of various classroom assessments and assessment-related strategies. Results of the study showed that statistically significant differences existed between assessments and strategies teachers and students perceived to be effective and what is being used in classrooms. Perhaps we need to evaluate whether adolescents are really at risk or educators are making them at-risk because of their assessment strategies.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Early Adolescents, High Risk Students, Secondary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Junior High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania