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Correnti, Richard; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Hamilton, Laura; Wang, Elaine – Elementary School Journal, 2013
Despite the importance of writing analytically in response to texts, there are few assessments measuring students' mastery of this skill. This manuscript describes the development of a response-to-text assessment (RTA) intended for use in research. In a subsequent validity investigation we examined whether the RTA distinguished among classrooms in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reader Response, Writing Skills, Standardized Tests
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Parke, Carol S.; Lane, Suzanne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
The purpose of the study reported in this article was to provide empirical evidence of students' views about a state performance assessment and its effects in science and social studies classrooms in Maryland. We developed 2 student questionnaires, 1 for each subject, and administered them to a statewide, stratified random sample of students in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Grade 4, Questionnaires
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Mintrop, Heinrich; MacLellan, Ann Merck – Elementary School Journal, 2002
Examined school improvement plans under conditions of high-stakes accountability. Found that schools responded to performance demands of the accountability system with a pattern of external obligation (e.g., state and local requirements rather than teachers') and internal managerialism. School improvement plans were less useful as tools for a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Education, Improvement Programs
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Epstein, Joyce L. – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Presents the findings of a survey of parents' experiences with different kinds of parent involvement. Views school and family relations from the parents' perspective and suggests that parents favor programs that stress cooperation between school and home. (DR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Family School Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Becker, Henry Jay; Epstein, Joyce L. – Elementary School Journal, 1982
In order to measure elementary school teachers' feelings about parent involvement in home learning as a teaching strategy and to see how widespread this strategy is, a survey was conducted with 3,700 first-, third-, and fifth-grade school teachers in most Maryland public schools. (MP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Family Environment, Learning Activities