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McLean, James E. – Research in the Schools, 1994
At the age of 91, Ralph W. Tyler reflects on his long and distinguished career as an educator and educational researcher in this interview. He comments on educational reforms, teacher education, the uses of educational assessment, and the purpose of education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
Kher-Durlabhji, Neelam; Lacina-Gifford, Lorna J.; Carter, Richard B.; Jones, Randall – Research in the Schools, 1995
Attitudes toward high-stakes testing and score enhancement strategies of 4 cohorts of preservice teachers (total n=268) were determined. Findings suggest that preservice teachers can make acceptable judgments about appropriateness for the extremes of score enhancement strategies but are less able to do so in the intermediate range of the continuum…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, High Stakes Tests, Preservice Teachers
Wellhousen, Karyn; Martin, Nancy K. – Research in the Schools, 1995
Sixty-three preservice teachers were asked to respond to the idea of cheating while administering a standardized test to their students. Over half said they would cheat under certain conditions, such as benefit to the students or if the test was inappropriate. Cheating considered acceptable included giving hints, rewording items, and teaching to…
Descriptors: Cheating, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Prediction