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Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Test preparation is a hot button topic in education today. Many studies have looked at students’ and teachers’ perceptions after the administration of the STAAR test. This study investigated third-grade students’ perceptions of the STAAR before and after previous-form test preparation interventions. The researcher used observations, surveys, and interviews to collect data. The data was analyzed using the constant comparative method and descriptive statistics. The author found five major themes that answered the two original research questions. Most students had negative perceptions of the STAAR test prior to intervention, and these often stemmed from information from family members. Overall, the previous-form STAAR preparation had a positive impact on student perceptions.
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Whitworth, Taylor, "STAAR Preparation: How It Affects the Perceptions of Third-Grade Students" (2023). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 63.