ERIC Number: EJ780698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 55
The Case for Curriculum-Based, External Examinations that Have Significant Consequences for Students
Peterson, Paul E.
Peabody Journal of Education, v82 n4 p645-666 Oct 2007
State-mandated systems of comprehensive examinations to be taken prior to high school graduation would focus the attention of students in high school, motivate them to higher levels of performance, provide guidance to teachers as to the appropriate material to be covered, and reduce antieducational pressures within peer groups, all of whose members would share a common objective.
Descriptors: High Schools, Tests, High School Students, Peer Groups, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Incentives, Social Capital
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)