The Effectiveness of Tiered Assessment in a Secondary Science Classroom
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of tiered assessment during the 2012-2013 school year in a Southeastern Wisconsin, metropolitan high school Physical Science course on the Physical Science Common Assessment Examination. The subjects in this study were current freshman at the comprehensive metropolitan public high school that were enrolled in the school's physical science course. As part of the yearly physical science course students take a comprehensive final examination each semester. The study took place over two academic school years from fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013. During the 2012-2013 academic year students took part in three different assessments that were designed for at three different ability levels, this method is called tiered assessment. The obtained data was then analyzed using four independent-sample-t-tests, one paired-t-test, and a one-way-ANOVA. The mean score, standard deviation, and standard error of the mean for each category was calculated and compared between students in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school year. The results of this study supported the idea that tiered assessment was effective in the classroom. Since educator effectiveness practices are being implemented throughout school districts all over the country. This study is valuable for educators of any subject level.
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