EDT246 high stakes

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High Stakes Testing  o  Used since the beginning of schooling o  medical college admission test o Law school admission test  In recent years high stakes testing has  increased greatly, especially in grade  schools. 
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                    Field Experience  Give up 8 weeks and abandon all lesson plans  Focus solely on OAA preparation  Practice tests  Test taking skills  Teaching how to pass the test  No content  NOT UNCOMMON 
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       pressure  Pressure on teachers for students to do well:   “these tests are the only topic of  conversation, and it raises your anxiety  just to hear how scared everybody is. A  few years ago, I really loved teaching,  but this pressure is just so intense…I’m  not sure how long I can take it.”  (Thomas , & Berksdale-ladd, 2000) 
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Pressure  Pressure on students to do well: 
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course EDT 246 taught by Professor Lindamuse during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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