Middle School Teachers’ Views about High-Stakes Tests

Serkan Buldur, Mustafa Acar

Abstract


The aim of this study is to contribute to the national literature by adapting a scale designed for determining the views of teachers on the high-stakes tests and investigate whether teachers’ views on high-stakes tests differ by their gender, year of experience and course they teach. For this purpose, the "General View about High-Stakes Testing Scale" developed by Genc (2005) is adapted to Turkish by conducting validity and reliability analyses. The study group consisted of 356 middle school teachers working at schools in the central district of a city.  From the result of the study, two factorial structure of the original scale was found to be preserved in the Turkish version of the scale and for Turkish teachers sample. Similar to its original version, the Turkish version of the scale is concluded to consists of 12 items under two factors.


Keywords


High-stakes test; secondary school teacher; gender; branch; year of experience

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