ERIC Number: ED042181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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A Survey of Cognitive Style in Maryland Ninth Graders: II Test Anxiety. Report Number 68
Entwisle, Doris R.; Greenberger, Ellen
Test anxiety was surveyed among Maryland ninth graders in six schools in the spring of 1968. The schools differed in racial composition, social class of student body, and in rural-urban location. Test anxiety does not show differences by social class or racial groups when schools have comparable IQ distributions. The level of test anxiety seems determined by students' relative level within the ability distribution of their own school, with those low in anxiety high in the ability-level distribution of the school. Changes in school practices and organizational patterns are suggested to decrease test anxiety. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.