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ERIC Number: ED460155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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Impact of Accountability and School Testing on Students: Is There Evidence of Anxiety?
Mulvenon, Sean W.; Connors, Joanie V.; Lenares, Denise
The marked increases in standardized achievement testing have raised concerns of the educational community regarding the value of standardized testing programs and their potentially harmful effect on students. This study incorporated student perceptions and their views of standardized testing and combined this information with their performance on the exam. Student results from the fall 2000 Stanford Achievement Test, edition 9 and the spring 2000 Fourth Grade Benchmark examination, a criterion-referenced test used in Arkansas, were combined with student survey data about attitudes and perceptions for 283 students. The results suggest that the vast majority of students do not exhibit stress and have positive attitudes toward standardized testing programs. The study also showed no evidence that anxiety or pressure negatively impacts student achievement. (Contains 1 figure, 6 tables, and 33 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas