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Wilson, Bruce L.; Corbett, H. Dickson – 1991
Effects of assessment on curriculum and instruction were studied in an investigation that considered local educators' reactions to statewide minimum competency testing, the instructional effects of implementing these tests, and variations within each state. The two states examined were Pennsylvania, a low-stakes situation with relatively minor…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Corbett, H. Dickson; Wilson, Bruce L. – 1987
The reactions of local educators (teachers, principals, and central office personnel) to the initiation of statewide mandatory minimum competency tests and the effects of implementing these testing programs were studied. Variations among school districts within two states were considered. Items from a survey of individual educators were combined…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Testing
Corbett, H. Dickson; Wilson, Bruce – 1989
The mandated minimum competency programs of two states--Pennsylvania and Maryland--are examined, and some of the effects on school districts of raising the testing stakes are reviewed. In a survey conducted during the winter of 1986-87 in Pennsylvania and Maryland, one teacher, one principal, and one central office staff member each from 277…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education