Title

Student Involvement in Formative Assessment

Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Belma Sadikovic

Keywords

Amoeba, Formative Assessment, Middle School, Student Centered, Student

Abstract

The point of this Action Research study is to test the efficacy, and efficiency of a formative assessment called Amoeba Assessment that involves student participation. Amoeba Assessment was developed over 3 months by myself and an instructional coach at my school, Pam Daly. The assessment involves students getting out of their seats and helping in the assessment of other students once they’ve gotten the correct answer. The assessment showed an increase in participation and student affect in the classroom, as well as improved comprehension skills of all students.

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