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    • Charter Schools in Southern Utah: The Effects of Assessment on Charter School Perception A Thesis submitted to Southern Utah University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education April 2014 By Andrew B....
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    • 2 Most Americans think testing is a spurious trend; a new Time poll found that only one out of five people surveyed felt that testing has had a positive effect in schools. But as the tests get better, we are starting to be able to see in the dark ....
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    • 3 how do assessments impact the parent/teacher perception of charter schools; and three, do teachers use scores from state-mandated assessments evaluate their own performance/success? Research Questions The following questions helped guide the...
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    • 5 Chapter 2 Literature Review In order to examine how teachers and parents perceive the success of a charter school, a review of related literature is essential. There are many connected ideas that, when looked at together, help to shape a picture...
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    • 10 activity and myriad other factors also play into not only choosing a charter school, but the ongoing perception of that school. This study corroborates other research on the topic of school choice and parent satisfaction. Charles Hausman and...
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    • 11 were significantly more satisfied with their school of choice when compared to a traditional public school parent, after five years, parental satisfaction in a charter school was only slightly different that parental satisfaction with a...
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    • 17 strategies and altering attitudes, assessment can and should be a crucial part of all educational endeavors (Brimijoin, 2005). The public tends to look at assessment as a student issue; we need to understand the broad spectrum of people and...
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    • 18 Such is the case in many states: plenty of information, but information that, more often than not, simply leads to more questions. Charter schools can play a key role in parent choice and satisfaction, but only if parents can clearly understand...
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    • 19 While both charter schools and assessment have been thoroughly reviewed and researched, assessment’s impact on charter school perception has not. This proposal will further define and understand the relationship high-stakes assessment scores...
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    • 20 Chapter 3 Methodology Purpose of Study The purpose of this project was to examine the relationship between charter schools’ performance on state mandated assessments and how those scores impact the perception of charter schools’ success or...
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    • 22 open-ended question were coded according to emerging themes. Finally, participants were given selected response items to choose from. Samples of surveys, as well as the open-ended question and selected response items are provided in appendices...
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    • 24 Chapter 4 Results Assessments are a thriving part of the educational landscape. They affect the entire educational community and may influence how a charter school is perceived. The two groups most impacted by that perception are parents who are...
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    • 37 Chapter 5 Discussion In order to discuss the perception of the two charter schools in Iron County, we will look at the items of each survey as a comparison. This provides important perspective as each charter school has a very distinct mission,...
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    • 40 The next question (Figure 12) asked parents to evaluate if school instructional model was the most important element of a public charter school. The results confirm a strong positive attitude that, at both schools, instructional model remains...
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    • 41 Gateway Preparatory Academy parents nor SUCCESS Academy parents chose their school because of annual test scores, seemingly contradicting responses from item one unless these parents’ perception of academic performance is determined by something...
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    • 42 appear aware and very positively impacted by a school’s instructional model. According to the evidence, a charter school’s instructional model is the key determinant for selective parents, not test-score data. Perception of a school is more...
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    • 45 about their student’s school, nor about their choice as parents. It seems test scores do not have a negative impact on a parent’s perception of their child’s charter school. Figure 18. Combined results of item 8: What do state-mandated testing...
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    • 49 negative toward assessment information. While these same teachers feel test scores might be an indicator of school quality, they are quick to distance such possible merit from student learning as well as their own job performance. As more and...
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    • 50 often do. If teachers have a negative attitude and perception about scores as tools to evaluate student learning, and if parents are undecided with a slight bias toward the negative, such assessments are likely not appropriate tools to evaluate...
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    • 51 study could be elaborated upon, including singular studies of teachers or parents at charter schools, reasons for choosing a charter school, and the importance of instructional model as a marketing tool. Summary In an educational community that...

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