This study examines teachers' perspectives of the South Carolina PACT test. This is the state's high stakes test which assesses students in reading, math, science, and social studies. Students are tested in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. The study describes what teachers from across the state of South Carolina think about the test and reveals what they think about it as a measure of student learning. The results of this study reveal implications which may be applied to other high stakes tests which are being used nation wide. Sixty-five percent of the teachers who participated in the survey had a positive perception of the PACT testing program in the state, but had negative views of the test content and how it is being used.The survey was administered to 82 participants. Two participants failed to complete the survey and 3 participants failed to meet criteria for participation in that they responded, aNo, a to the inquiry of, aare you a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade teacheranbsp;...
|Title||:||Teachers' Perceptions of South Carolina's (PACT) Palmetto Achievement and Challenge Test as a Measure of Student Learning: Do Teachers Perceive it as an Adequate Measure of Student Learning?|
|Author||:||Gregory J. Mingo|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|