Assessment of the degree to which primary school teachers use alternative assessment and evaluation methods


Ak E., Guvendi M.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.5599-5604 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.913
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.5599-5604
  • Keywords: Education, teacher, assessment, alternative evaluation, in-service training
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study was carried out among 60 primary school teachers who teach at Ministry of Education's state and private schools to investigate primary school teachers' opinions regarding the degree to which they know and use alternative assessment and evaluation methods. This is a descriptive study since it is a kind of research that establishes already existing situation. The scale which Kuran and Kanath (2008) prepared and of which they made the validity and reliability measurements was carried on the participants, the collected data was analyzed statistically and the opinions of primary school teachers were asserted based on the statistical findings. No significant difference was found among teachers' opinions of alternative assessment and evaluation methods. It was singled out that the teachers mostly use performance evaluation, concept maps and portfolios of all alternative assessment and evaluation methods. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.