Influence of Choice Assessment on Students’ Content Understanding

Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Tiffany Bockelmann


Choice, Assessment, Reading, Understanding


The purpose of this study was to examine the impact that that choice in assessments has on student understanding when finishing a language arts unit in sixth grade. Student understanding was measured through a rubric that all participants had and through the journaling of the researcher. While the average score between the different groups was not drastic, the group without choice scored slightly higher. At the same time, the groups with choice were on task more often and created a unique classroom atmosphere. The results showed both groups had their own positive outcomes.

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