Discussion 2 Current Research Findings

Prior to beginning work on this discussion,

  • Read      Chapter 2: Purposes and Characteristics of Educational Assessments
  • Complete      the following tutorial to help you conduct your research: How to Findit@AU tutorial (Links      to an external site.)
  • Search      for a peer-reviewed journal article in the Ashford University Library      about current research findings in classroom assessment that explores the      purposes and limitations of assessments for learning. Your article should      be no more than five years old. Here are some topics you may want to      consider:
    • Test       Bias
    • Bell       Curve Controversy
    • Standardized       Testing
    • Test       Anxiety
    • Grade       Inflation
    • Academic       Cheating
    • Portfolio       Assessment
    • Computer       Adaptive Testing
    • Grades       and Grading
    • Testing       learners with disabilities
    • Performance-Based       Assessment
    • Subjectivity       of Rubrics

Reflect

Consider how your chosen article exposes potential limitations of assessments for learning.

Write (Post Initial Response by Thursday, Day 3)

Complete the following:

  • Include      the topic of your article before you write your summary.
  • Provide      a brief summary (about 250 words) of your peer-reviewed article that      includes the major ideas, arguments, and findings.
  • Share      your own thoughts and comments about the article. What did you find      interesting or what surprised you? Use the course readings to support your      response.
  • Develop      one question that you have about your particular topic that would require      a bit more research. Place this question at the end of your response.
  • Be      sure to cite and reference your article using APA formatting. For further      assistance, refer to Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.).
 
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