Test Anxiety and High Stakes Testing: Pervasive, Pernicious, Punitive and Policy-Driven

By Marlene M. Hurley and Fernando F. Padró.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper looks at test anxiety through both the issue of high stakes testing and the academic position of U.S. education internationally in comparison to a high-performing nation.

Keywords: Test Anxiety, High-stakes Testing, Cross-cultural Comparisons, Case Study

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp.163-170. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 803.450KB).

Dr. Marlene M. Hurley

Dr. Hurley has more than 20 years as a science educator at the secondary and university levels. She teaches interdisciplinary education studies to degree-seeking adult education students and does science education program evaluations for informal science institutions in addition to her science education research.

Dr. Fernando F. Padró

Fernando Padró specializes in quality assurance, higher education systems, and faculty governance. His research interests include institutional quality assurance at universities, the role of accreditation, and organizational psychology of universities. He is a former Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and is a Project AQIP reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission.

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