Date Approved

5-31-1999

Embargo Period

7-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Supervision and Curriculum Development

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald

Subject(s)

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to change the way teachers assess students in the mathematics classroom. The teachers worked to find alternative assessment activities that gave students the opportunity to solve problems related to real-life application, allowing for a greater understanding of topics. The alternative assessment program involved many members of the mathematics department at Gateway Regional High School. Teachers were surveyed about alternative assessment before and after they used alternative assessment in the classroom. The conclusions of the study accomplished the goal of making teachers aware of alternative assessment and how it can be implemented into the classroom to make students independent thinkers.

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