M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Learning disabled children--Education; Middle school students
Special Education and Teaching
This study focused on the use of performance assessment in the middle school resource room. I hypothesized that formally stating criteria used for evaluation would increase student performance and positively affect students' finished products. The size of the subject sample was ten students, ranging in age from 10 to 15 years and enrolled in grades four through eight. The students were all designated as Eligible for Special Education. Methods included observation, creation of materials, data collection, and formal evaluation through the use of rubrics. There were two phases of research throughout this study with results compiled for each term. Students showed an increase in performance through the second phase of the study. Major findings of the study included the need for instruction at higher levels of the thought processes and the addition of teaching strategies for learning.
Powell, Kimberly Ann, "The use of performance assessment in the middle school resource room" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1870.