Advisor

Powers, Robert A.

Committee Member

Blubaugh, William L.

Committee Member

Leth, Steven C.

Department

Educational Mathematics

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2019

Extent

275 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This qualitative, multicase study sought to describe middle school mathematics teachers’ teaching practices as they implemented standards-based grading. Specifically, the study focused on understanding middle school mathematics teachers’ implementations of standards-based grading, use of assessment and feedback, and instructional design. Guided by cultural-historical activity theory lens, the researcher invited four middle school mathematics teachers who self-reported using standards-based grading practices to participate in the research study. Data collection for each case consisted of two interviews, lesson summaries and reflections, and classroom observations over the course of five consecutive class periods. Data analysis highlighted differences in the teachers’ uses of mathematical tasks during instruction, implementation of instructional types, and teacher moves used to engage students in supporting student reasoning, assessment strategies, and evaluation practices. The evidence suggests the need for improved standards documentation, resource development, and professional development both at the preservice and inservice levels to better achieve the recommendations of the standards-based grading literature.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Morgan_unco_0161D_10748

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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