ERIC Number: ED357373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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High School Teachers' Attitudes toward a Statewide High Stakes Student Performance Assessment.
Jett, Daniel L.; Schafer, William D.
A study examined Maryland high school teachers' attitudes toward specific individual characteristics of the Maryland Writing Test as well as their overall attitudes toward the test. Subjects, 538 English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies teachers in Maryland's 176 public high schools, responded to a survey designed to elicit responses on each of the 18 identified distinguishing characteristics of the writing test. Through a proportional random sampling procedure, a total of 1,220 surveys were sent to the teachers. Results indicated that: (1) 97% of the subjects have favorable total overall attitude scores on the survey instrument; (2) as a group, English/language arts teachers had a higher percentage of teachers with "more-than-important" attitudes toward the test than do those in groups of mathematics, science, and social studies teachers; (3) no moderate or strong differences existed in the total overall attitude scores teachers had based on the number of years they have taught; and (4) teacher in all groups had favorable attitudes toward the 18 identified characteristics of the test. (Seventeen tables of data are included; 24 references, a list of the panel of experts who assisted in development of the survey instrument, an information sheet about the Maryland Writing Test, and the survey instrument are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland