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Qualitative Report, v18 Article 20 2013

In the context of a newly adopted statewide assessment system, PAWS (Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students), this paper describes intended instructional changes and unintended outcomes in classrooms and schools as a result of an assessment policy involving an innovative online portion of the test. An elementary school was selected and prolonged qualitative fieldwork with in-depth and focus group interviews were conducted for 1 1/2 years. A constant comparative data analysis and interpretation from grounded theory methodology led to the following themes: adaptive implementation policy, teachers' dilemmas, instructional change, and school culture change. While observing an elusive role for teachers that involved external accountability factors, researchers also found a practical hope for future PAWS tests, foreshadowing the need for promptly delivered test results for realistic instructional improvement.

Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, School Culture, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Formative Evaluation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation

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Autor: Cho, Jeasik; Eberhard, Brian

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=751&id=EJ1005017







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