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Alternative Assessment: Effects on Students’ Perception and Achievement
  • Kristen Kopf, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Andrew Parker, Illinois Wesleyan University
This research investigates the effect of alternative assessment on students’ perception and achievement in six, 9th grade biology classrooms. Students’ perception was determined through the use of a Likert scale questionnaire which compared confidence levels and preference for traditional verses alternative assessment. Achievement was measured according to academic grades from both types of assessment. Our findings indicate a significant student preference for multiple-choice exams as well as greater achievement in traditional assessment methods. The results suggest a further investigation of assessment practices is needed in order to more accurately describe the relationship between assessment strategies, student perception and student achievement.
  • assessment,
  • alternative,
  • achievement
Publication Date
April, 2008
Citation Information
Kristen Kopf and Andrew Parker. "Alternative Assessment: Effects on Students’ Perception and Achievement" (2008)
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