ERIC Number: ED365692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
A Summary of Published Research: Classroom Teachers' and Educators' Attitudes toward and Support of Teacher-Made Testing. [Revised.]
Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N.
This paper presents a summary of findings from a review of approximately 225 studies of K-12 classroom teachers' attitudes toward and other educators' attitudes and support of teacher-made tests and testing practices. The findings from the review indicate classroom teachers have a positive attitude toward teacher-made tests and regard these tests as having a far more positive impact upon their day-to-day instruction than do other types of tests. Further, teachers' positive regard for these tests is reflected in their heavy reliance upon and frequent use of these self-constructed tests in their classrooms. In contrast, other educators express a positive attitude toward teacher-made tests and testing in K-12 classrooms, but this attitude is not reflected in the limited extent to which preservice and inservice training and other basic resources such as test typing, duplication, and scoring services are made available to teachers in meeting their day-to-day testing responsibilities. Four tables are included. (Contains 71 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Research Reports, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Made Tests, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Test Use
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 13-16, 1993). For a related paper, see ED 346 148.