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ERIC Number: EJ1014322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
Black Teacher Education Candidates' Performance on PRAXIS I: What Test Results Do Not Tell Us
Graham, Anthony
Negro Educational Review, v64 n1-4 p9-35 2013
This investigation examined the Praxis I perceptions of Black undergraduate Education majors seeking admission into the Teacher Education Program at a historically Black university. Participants were 52 students conveniently selected from an Introduction to Teacher Education course where preparation for the Praxis I is emphasized. Academic identity, stereotype threat, and assessment bias were used as the conceptual framework to investigate how these students perceived standardized tests and the Praxis I examination. Findings showed that students in this study had extensive experience with standardized tests but did not know "how to" take them. Additionally, they did not perceive the Praxis I or other standardized tests as culturally biased but did argue their belief that these measurements do not accurately depict an individual's "real self." Furthermore, findings showed that these students suffered from stereotype threat prior to and while taking test even in a non-interracial setting. (Contains 2 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series; SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A