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ERIC Number: EJ698785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
High-Stakes Testing and Mathematics Performance of Fourth Graders in North Cyprus.
Cankoy, Osman; Tut, Mehmet Ali
Journal of Educational Research, v98 n4 p234 Mar 2005
The authors attempted to determine the effects of a high-stakes standardized testing-driven instructional approach on mathematical performance. The authors developed a multiple-choice mathematics performance test for 1,006 Grade 4 students in 28 North Cyprus schools. Analysis revealed that students who spent more time on test-taking skills performed better, especially in routine mathematics items, than did students who spent less time on test-taking skills. There was no difference observed in test results from nonroutine story problems. However, analysis did indicate that spending too much time on test-taking skills led to memorizing procedures and cuing on surface attributes of a problem.Key words: high-stakes standardized tests, routine and nonroutine mathematics items, test-taking skills
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus