What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
Preparing Students for High-Stakes Test Taking in Reading
John T. Guthrie
With increased calls for accountability, schools and districts in the United States are increasingly using the results of “high-stakes” tests to demonstrate student achievement and school improvement. The author examines what this means for reading educators by outlining characteristics of high-stakes tests, describing responses of teachers, administrators, and students to such tests, offering recommendations for preparing students for testing, and offering words of caution about that preparation. A framework for planning is also provided.
Guthrie, J.T. (2002).
Preparing Students for High-Stakes Test Taking in Reading.
In A.E. Farstrup, & S. Samuels (Eds.), What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction (pp. 370-391). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.