Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Patricia C. Kornelis


The purpose of this study was to explore the best reassessment practices, in a middle school setting, that would nurture a learning and motivating classroom environment. The research questions sought to discover the best reassessment practices in middle school and how do these practices increase a middle school student’s ability and motivation to re-learn. Forty-eight middle school students in the 7th and 8th grade were surveyed to assess the effectiveness of each reassessment practice. Furthermore, interviews with four students were conducted for a more in-depth exploration of student learning and motivation. Statistical significance was found in the quantitative data indicating accountability to be the best reassessment practice for student learning and motivation. When students practiced taking responsibility and monitoring their own progress, learning and motivation increased. The qualitative data highlighted the importance of teachers offering reassessment practices so that students know their next steps of learning.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education