ERIC Number: EJ1117609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
PSAT Testing: Blunder Causes Staffing Reassignment
Uribe, Patricia E.
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v7 Jan 2015
This case exemplifies the effects of high stakes standardized testing and accountability on education and school district personnel. The case focuses on a school counselor who inadvertently gave the students the actual PSAT (a preliminary college entrance exam) instead of a practice test during a college preparatory workshop. The error caused the counselor to be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. The counselor was later reassigned to another high school.
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Accountability, School Counselors, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Personnel Management, Educational Malpractice, Investigations, Case Method (Teaching Technique), High School Students, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test