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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Dr. Marcelle Haddix
Dr. Jeffery Mangram
Cultural Foundations of Education
authoethnography, standardized testing, assessment
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Elementary Education and Teaching
This paper is an autoethnography, which is a study of me and of my teaching. Through reflecting on my life as a student and a teacher, I have found that the difference between standardization and differentiation has stuck out and influenced both my learning and my teaching. I have chosen to focus on these two areas of education in looking at assessment and instruction. This paper weaves together a review of literature of differentiation, standardization and the history of standardized testing with anecdotes from my life. Throughout this process I will look at the question, “How does one differentiate in a standardized model?” Through this reflective paper, I hope to gain insight to who I am as a teacher, as shaped by the context around me and the experiences that I have had, both as a student and as a teacher.
Hunter, Caitlin Anne, "Teaching in a Standardized World: An Autoethnography of My Student and Teacher Life" (2015). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 869.
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