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dc.contributor.advisorBeers, Morris J.
dc.contributor.advisorSchlosser, Linda
dc.contributor.advisorBaker, Patricia E.
dc.contributor.authorOnderdonk, Tamalyn M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:39:10Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:39:10Z
dc.date.issued1996-07-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/4921
dc.description.abstractAuthentic assessment allows students to comprehend what they have learned and connect it to real-world issues and challenges. Unlike testing designed to measure recall, this form of assessment requires students apply the knowledge they have acquired and create their own thoughts and ideas from this knowledge base. Exhibitions, including essays, artwork, oral presentations, and some traditional tests, are the means for authentic assessment as they allow students to demonstrate their knowledge. Given that many parents went through educational instruction without this form of assessment, it is unclear whether they understand its value. This paper sought to determine what information parents need to understand authentic assessment. Surveys completed by the parents of eighth-grade humanities students as well as by teachers were analyzed. The teacher survey determined what information about authentic assessment parents most seek out, while the parent survey determined what information lowered the parents’ level of concern. The results show that parents overwhelmingly support the eighth-grade humanities program, even if they do not fully understand authentic assessment and exhibitions. Overall, lack of knowledge and miscommunication cause most of the concerns about educational reform. Teachers can lower the parents’ level of concern by communicating the purpose behind assignments and how their child will be prepared and assessed for them. Sending home letters, face-to-face meetings, and open houses are the best methods of achieving this communication.
dc.subjectEvaluation
dc.subjectExhibitions
dc.subjectParental Attitudes
dc.titleParent Perceptions of Authentic Assessment
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:39:10Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.languate.isoen_US


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