The results suggested that teachers were “generally ambivalent to somewhat positive.” Some reservations about the time required to complete the assessment were reported but the most important discovery was that the survey revealed the regression of positive perceptions about the WAA process as student grade level advanced. According to the research results, “there was no additional predictor variable accounted for a significant proportion of the variation in teachers’ response on the WAA Teacher Survey (Roach, A.R., Elliot, S.N., Brendt, S., 2007).”
Although the researchers mentioned various limitations about this research including geographic influence, the one major weakness of this research is the accountability of the teachers’ perceptions about the AA throughout the school year. Teachers may express their feelings at the moment while taking the survey. Emotions/attitudes and perceptions do fluctuate throughout the school year and there are many variables to influence them. To confirm the results, researchers of this project will need to take surveys throughout the school year and a few years afterward to get a genuine read on the teacher’s perceptions about the AA.