ERIC Number: ED356052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Look Back in Anger? Findings from the PACE Project Concerning Primary Teachers' Experiences of SATs.
Broadfoot, Patricia; And Others
A product of the United Kingdom's Primary Assessment, Curriculum and Experience (PACE) project, this report presents interview, observation, and survey findings concerning primary school teachers' attitudes toward and experiences of the Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs). In 1991, students were observed taking SATs at nine schools. Afterwards, students and teachers were interviewed about the experience. In addition, year 2 teachers in 48 schools completed questionnaires, and head teachers gave open-ended comments on their experiences. Teachers reported anxiety in several areas related to the test, including extra workloads, relationships with colleagues and parents, and disruption of normal teaching practices. Teachers also expressed concern about the reliability of SAT assessments. The report concludes by noting teachers' general willingness to accept SATs despite their negative experiences and criticisms. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bristol Univ. (England). School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom