Honors Projects


The focus of this study looks at the effect of alternative assessment on student achievement in a high school science classroom. Within this action research, students have choices and are able to demonstrate creativity in their alternative assessments. By comparing student results from traditional and alternative assessments, the impact of assessment showed students had an overwhelming preference for completing alternative assessments, and a majority of students did better on the alternative assessment when compared to the traditional assessment.


Adolescent Young Adult


Integrated Science Education

First Advisor

Dr. Lena Duran

First Advisor Department

School of Teaching and Learning

Second Advisor

Jacob Burgoon

Second Advisor Department

Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy

Third Advisor

Ina Terry

Third Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2022