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ERIC Number: EJ762564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
The Testing Culture in One Rural Mississippi School
Lamb, John H.
High School Journal, v90 n4 p32-43 Apr-May 2007
State assessments are taking over our classrooms. This study provides a descriptive account of how the testing culture affected students and instruction during one school year in two small, rural Mississippi secondary mathematics classrooms. Throughout this school year, engaging instructional activities were sacrificed for more traditional drill and practice lessons aligned specifically with the end-of-the-year assessments. Curriculum was limited and teaching to the test was emphasized, especially during the weeks just prior to the assessments. Students found the assessments to be motivational, but like the instructor, students experienced pressures associated with these tests. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi