Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Gary Stoner

Abstract

As a result of the standards-based movement in education it is important for teachers to be knowledgeable about and understand the use of assessment in the general education setting. Prior studies have investigated teachers’ understanding of sound assessment known as assessment literacy. This study explores teachers’ concurrent knowledge of Curriculum-Based Measurement and sound assessment, as measured by the Assessment Literacy Inventory. More specifically, the extent of the relationship is examined by the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. Additionally, the relationship between training and knowledge about CBM is described. Results of the current study revealed a moderate, positive relationship between scores on measures of knowledge about CBM and assessment literacy. It is unclear if training is related to knowledge about CBM or assessment literacy. Implications of these results and the conceptualization of assessment literacy, as well as limitations of the study, are discussed.

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