ERIC Number: ED402333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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Testing Directors', Principals', Supervisors', and Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Practices Related to Their Schools' Dissemination of the Results of Standardized Testing.
Marso, Ronald N.; Pigge, Fred L.
The perceptions of various educators (N=495) of the effectiveness of practices related to the dissemination of the results from their schools' standardized testing programs were collected and analyzed. Contrary to what might have been expected from prior research, these educators rated the effectiveness of their schools' performance in disseminating the results of standardized testing higher than their schools' performance in meeting overall district responsibilities. Dissemination practices in which the schools' performance was rated highest were reporting results to supervisors and principals, reporting results to teachers, and reporting results to parents. Practices in which the schools' performance was rated lowest were reporting results to the community and counselors' meetings with supervisors, teachers, and pupils to share testing results. Teachers' ratings of the performance of their schools, particularly secondary teachers, were lower than the administrators' ratings, and educators assigned to elementary schools rated the performance of their schools higher than did their secondary cohorts. Also, contrary to some prior research findings, these educators indicated that their schools nearly always disseminated the results of standardized testing to parents, teachers, supervisors, and principals, and most of the time to pupils, particularly to those pupils in the upper grades. An appendix contains Section 4 of the data collection survey. (Contains 3 figures, 6 tables and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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