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Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Students are assessed using a variety of formative and summative assessments. One West Texas School chose to implement an assessment process using both forms of assessment. The Formative and Summative Test process is a three-day process allowing teachers to collect data, reteach content, and help students meet mastery. The purpose of the study was to understand the students’ perceptions of the testing process, as well to determine if test grades were improving and how the process came to be. The author collected data by distributing surveys, conducting six student interviews and one administrator interview, and observing student conversations. After analyzing data with the constant comparative method and creating memos, the author identified five themes: an origin story, suggestions for study guides, reviews, and activities, junior high angst, the testing process, and test score improvements. This study provides a description of a unique testing process of collecting data and meeting mastery.
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Goodenough, Bailey, "Formative and Summative Test Process: The Students' Perspectives" (2019). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 25.