ERIC Number: EJ882362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Teachers Say the Most Interesting Things--An Alternative View of Testing
Buck, Stuart; Ritter, Gary W.; Jensen, Nathan C.; Rose, Caleb P.
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n6 p50-54 Mar 2010
The professional literature is filled with criticism of standardized testing, and the belief is that most teachers oppose standardized testing because it forces them to abandon creative lesson plans in exchange for test prep. However, a study of Arkansas teachers found that teachers also have positive views of testing. The teachers reported that tests provide useful data, that test help create a map for the year's instruction, that test-prep does not sap creativity, that Testing can lead to collaboration, and that Accountability is useful.
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups, State Surveys, Program Attitudes, Creative Teaching, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas