The Degree of Using Alternative Assessment Strategies by the Teachers of the First Three Grades in the Tabuk Region: Survey Study

Essa Joudallah Al-Harbi


The main aim of this study is to find out the degree of employment of alternative assessment strategies in the first three grades’ teachers at schools in Tabuk region. The sample of the study includes (75 male teachers and 95 female teachers) the total number of the sample is 165 subjects. The instrument of the study was developed based on the alternative assessment strategies. The psychometric characteristics of the instrument of the studies were determined. The results of the study showed that the most often used strategy by teachers is the paper and pencil strategy. Then the strategy of self-correction. The least used strategy is the observation strategy. The study also showed that female and male teacher’s estimation of the degree of employment was in general about average/in the middle. This study showed that there were no significant differences in the degree of employment of alternative assessment strategies among the first three grades’ teachers due to gender or experience. Nevertheless, there are significant differences in the degree of employment of the strategy of performance, paper and pencil and communication strategies due to the grade of the students. The study recommended conducting further studies on alternative assessments studies


Strategies; Alternative assessment strategies; First three grades

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