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ERIC Number: ED465810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-8
Pages: 12
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Consequences of High Stakes Testing on the Literacy Programs of High-Performing Learning Communities.
Zellner, Luana; Jinkins, Deborah
The consequences of high-stakes testing environments on the overall literacy programs and student achievement in high-performing learning communities were studied through a questionnaire completed by 20 elementary, middle, and high school principals in high-performing learning communities in a large state. Interviews and site visits were also held with two principals at each educational level. Data also included information from a school/university collaborative. Responses identified key elements in success in high performing learning communities and barriers perceived by administrators and teachers to academic achievement. The study also identified unintended consequences of high stakes testing, including negative reactions by students and teachers and lower than expected achievement scores by students. Also identified were common factors among schools that scored well on assessment measures regardless of economic or ethnic factors. The principal questionnaire is attached. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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