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2014 Lederman Scholar Award, Barb J. Miller, Adrienne Coleman Jan 2016

2014 Lederman Scholar Award, Barb J. Miller, Adrienne Coleman

Adrienne Coleman

Dr. Barbara Miller, Director of Enrollment and Academic Opportunities, and Dr. Adrienne Coleman, Multicultural Education Specialist, co-authored two articles: "The IMSA PROMISE: Igniting and Nurturing Diverse STEM Talent" published in IAGC Journal and "The IMSA© PROMISE: Diverse Perspectives Do Enrich Understanding!" published in Understanding Our Gifted.


Alternative Assessment: Effects On Students’ Perception And Achievement, Kristen Kopf, Andrew Parker Mar 2008

Alternative Assessment: Effects On Students’ Perception And Achievement, Kristen Kopf, Andrew Parker

Leah A. Nillas

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.