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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

1995

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Parental Reactions To Authentic Performance Assessment Of Spelling, Patricia Jean Williams May 1995

Parental Reactions To Authentic Performance Assessment Of Spelling, Patricia Jean Williams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine parental reactions to authentic performance assessment of spelling.

The subjects for this study were seventy heterogeneously grouped third-grade students and their parents from a small, rural, public elementary school in western New York. Three standardized written retellings of stories were collected fromĀ· the seventy students over a period of three semesters and were analyzed for misspellings. The results were recorded on a developmental spelling progress chart (see Appendix A). Parents were asked to respond to a confidential and anonymous questionnaire regarding their reactions to the Stages of Spelling Development progress chart. Since ...