ERIC Number: ED313568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Improving the Test Environment. Test Anxiety and the Unemployed Learner.
Some factors that should be considered when administering tests to adults include the following: (1) adults have a difficult time adapting to new things; (2) everyone resists change to some degree; (3) change requires new learning; (4) various things influence a person's ability to learn new things and make changes; (5) childhood events can influence adults' abilities to learn new things; (6) test anxiety can have a negative effect on resulting scores; (7) test anxiety begins as early as fourth grade; (8) scores on reading tests can be influenced by physical and psychological factors; (9) "intentionality" influences test scores; (10) a test administrator can negatively influence scores by the control of the test administration process; and (11) positive steps should be taken to influence the testing process and environment to ensure the most reliable scores for test takers. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Atlantic City, NJ, October 1989).