ERIC Number: ED393895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Nonstandardized Administration of the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests.
House, Joetta; Slate, John R.
The extent to which teachers at an elementary and secondary school in a rural town in the mid-south administered the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests (MMAT) in accordance with standardized procedures was studied. In addition, the teachers' general test-taking considerations, standardized test administration procedures, and test-wiseness were examined. Nine teachers at an elementary and secondary school participated. The school has approximately 246 students, all Caucasian, enrolled in grades K-12. Observation and survey responses provided the data. Findings supported previous research findings that teachers who administer a standardized test tend to do so in an unstandardized manner, making errors in reading directions and cueing correct answers, and in making inappropriate responses to questions. Deviating from standardized procedures was usually in order to assist students' test performance. To make test administration more consistent, additional teacher training is required. (Contains 2 tables and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Missouri Mastery and Achievement Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).