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ERIC Number: EJ763214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Learning to Take Tests or Learning for Understanding? Teachers' Beliefs about Test-Based Accountability
Jones, Brett D.; Egley, Robert J.
Educational Forum, The, v71 n3 p232-248 Spr 2007
The results of a survey on teachers' perceptions regarding Florida's test-based accountability program raised serious doubts about whether testing has precipitated positive outcomes in upper-elementary students' learning. Nearly all of the 708 Florida upper-elementary teachers who completed the survey reported that testing had a negative effect or no effect on student learning in reading, writing, and mathematics. Factors associated with students' decrease in learning are discussed and implications are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida