A LOOK AT MOTIVATION AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING IN SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Title:
A LOOK AT MOTIVATION AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING IN SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES
Author:
ZITTLOSEN, BRIANNA RENE
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Current research about the motivation used in classrooms indicates that our classroom culture has shifted away from teaching practices. Students require intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to be successful and to become lifelong learners. High-stakes testing combined with standards based curriculum, which is shifting to Common Core, has created a fear among teachers. Because of this, some teachers abandon best teaching practices in order to make students successful on tests instead of focusing on student learning. In order to create lifelong learners, teachers need to shift the focus off of testing and back onto learning itself. Teachers also need to know their students abilities and motivations and teach to those instead of a testing curriculum.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Elementary Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Burross, Heidi Legg

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleA LOOK AT MOTIVATION AND HIGH-STAKES TESTING IN SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATESen_US
dc.creatorZITTLOSEN, BRIANNA RENEen
dc.contributor.authorZITTLOSEN, BRIANNA RENEen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractCurrent research about the motivation used in classrooms indicates that our classroom culture has shifted away from teaching practices. Students require intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to be successful and to become lifelong learners. High-stakes testing combined with standards based curriculum, which is shifting to Common Core, has created a fear among teachers. Because of this, some teachers abandon best teaching practices in order to make students successful on tests instead of focusing on student learning. In order to create lifelong learners, teachers need to shift the focus off of testing and back onto learning itself. Teachers also need to know their students abilities and motivations and teach to those instead of a testing curriculum.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineElementary Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorBurross, Heidi Leggen
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