ERIC Number: ED218331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Survey of ITED Testing Programs in Iowa High Schools.
Forsyth, Robert A.
A statewide survey of ITED testing programs was conducted to provide more useful materials to test users, better services to Iowa high schools, and to enable high schools to improve the effectiveness of their ITED programs. A two-part questionnaire was developed and sent to the testing directors of 429 public and private high schools in November, 1980 and January, 1981. Conclusions drawn from the survey results were that Iowa high schools are generally satisfied with ITED testing programs. There were indications that student motivation for taking tests could be better. It is believed that a major factor influencing student motivation is the attitude of teachers toward the tests. Testing directors who would like their teachers to have a more positive attitude toward testing should consider adopting a method to distribute ITED scores to teachers as soon as scores become available, providing help to the teachers in the interpretation and use of scores, and informing teachers regarding the administrators' and counselors' use of test scores. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Testing Programs, Iowa City.