The Development of Authentic Assessment of Participation Skill Aspects in Class Five State Elementary School 047168 Kacinambun, District Of Tigapanah (Published)
This study aims to find appropriate assessment instruments to be used in carrying out authentic assessments of aspects of participation skills in grade IV elementary school. It is included in the type of research & development, which is a research process that is used to produce products in the form of instruments for authentic assessment of aspects of participation skills in grade IV elementary school. Subjects in this study are students and teachers in grade IV Sate Elementary School 047168 Kacinambun, District Tigapanah, and validation experts consist of 4 experts who had criteria as: (1) civics experts, (2) Language experts, (3) Design experts, and (4) Instrument experts. The object of this research is the development of instruments for authentic assessment of aspects of student participation skills. Based on the preliminary analysis of teacher books and books of grade IV elementary school students, theme 1, the beauty of togetherness with the sub-themes of cultural and national diversity, togetherness in diversity and gratefulness for diversity, the assessment instruments are not suitable for the type and aspects of assessment in each learning sub-theme. Based on the acquisition of validation scores from each expert the value of the score on the study of civics material is 83.30% with a very valid category, Language experts with a score of 81.25% with a very valid category, Design experts with a score of 91.18% with very valid categories, and Instrument experts get a score of 85% with a very valid category and obtain an average score of 85.68% with a very valid category. The results of trials in small scale groups scored 76% with valid categories, and trials in large scale groups 1 obtained a score of 90.6% and trials in large scale groups 2 obtained a score of 96.8% with very valid categories.
The Degree of Faculty’s Use of Authentic Assessment Tools at Al-Quds University and Their Relation to Their Attitudes towards Them (Published)
The study aims to investigate and realize the degree of faculty’s use of authentic assessment tools at Al-Quds University and their relation to their attitudes towards them. To achieve the purpose of the study, a sample of (99) faculty members at the university was selected in the academic year 2016/2017. Two instruments were developed by the researchers, a questionnaire to measure the degree of faculty’s use of authentic assessment tools, and another questionnaire to measure their attitudes towards authentic assessment. And the reliability of the two instruments was reached. The results of the study showed that the use of authentic assessment tolls by the faculty at Al-Quds University is moderate, and there were statistically significant differences at (0.05 ≥ α) in the mean score and in favor of gender and academic rank. And there were no statistically significant differences with regard to experience. The results also showed that there were statistically significant differences in the mean score of the faculty’s attitudes towards authentic assessment which reached (0.05 ≥ α) and was too high, and in favor of academic rank, and there were no significant differences with regard to gender and experience. The study concluded that there is a small positive relationship between the faculty’s use of authentic assessment tools and their attitudes towards it. In light of the above results, the study recommends conducting other research about the obstacle that stand on the way of using authentic assessment tools, and carrying out training courses for the faculty about the importance and need of using authentic assessment tools.