Elementary students' perceptions of high-stakes testing in terms of motivation, test anxiety, and academic achievement

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Jessica A. Healan (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Eddie Caropreso

Abstract: High stakes tests have been suggested to motivate all students in a homogeneously positive way through the belief that attaching consequences to test scores will encourage students to apply greater effort to achieve at passing levels. This study addresses this belief by obtaining elementary students’ perceptions of high stakes tests. This was accomplished by examining students’ drawings of themselves taking the North Carolina end of grade test (EOG). It then focused on how these students’ motivational levels, test anxiety levels and academic achievement levels influenced the students’ perceptions of the North Carolina EOG.

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Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Motivation in education, Test anxiety
Subjects
Motivation in education
Test anxiety

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