ERIC Number: EJ673901
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Views from the Classroom: Teachers' Opinions of Statewide Testing Programs.
Abrams, Lisa M.; Pedulla, Joseph J.; Madaus, George F.
Theory into Practice, v42 n1 p18-29 Win 2003
Discusses teachers' views on state-mandated testing. Data from a literature review and teacher surveys indicate that high stakes, state-mandated testing can lead to instruction that contradicts teachers' views of sound educational practice. Teachers feel that pressure to raise test scores encourages them to emphasize instructional and assessment strategies mirroring the content and format of the state test, and to devote large amounts of classroom time to test preparation. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: "The Impact of High-Stakes Testing."