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ERIC Number: EJ776956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Adult Learning and High-Stakes Testing: Strategies for Success
Mitchell, Grace
Adult Learning, v15 n3-4 p16-18 Sum-Fall 2004
In this world of increasing competition for jobs and accountability in the workplace, adults are facing many new pressures, one of which is passing tests as part of the application process. This is especially difficult for adults who are academically challenged or did not go far enough with their education to feel comfortable in testing situations. In effect, they are sharing the same pressures their children face in schools when they must take and pass tests each year to be promoted. High-stakes testing is a real concern for these individuals. Teachers in public schools work hard to prepare their students to master content quickly, focus on test-taking skills and provide strategies to help them cope with the stress that accompanies the process. Adult educators should do the same for their students in similar situations. In this article, the author provides basic guidelines and strategies for these academically-challenged adults in high-stakes testing situation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A