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ERIC Number: ED335737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students Achieve: Implications for Roles and Responsibilities. Critical Issues in Student Achievement Paper Number 5.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
In schools today, tests are being used for a variety of reasons, such as an indication of school accountability and also to track students, label them, or place them in specialized programs. Excessive dependence on test outcomes can adversely effect students' educational goals and contribute to their disengagement from education, because (among other factors) students are not helped to understand the value of education. One approach to solve this dilemma is for all educational stakeholders to work in close collaboration by fulfilling such responsibilities as ensuring that parents understand that students come to school ready and willing to learn, parents build their children's confidence and self-esteem, teachers use varied methods of instruction and assessment, administrators provide incentives to stimulate learning, community members serve as student mentors and tutors, and policymakers minimize the occasions when students must participate in standardized testing. (5 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For the first three papers, see ED 317 560, ED 317 590, and ED 317 562.