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Native American Students' Perceptions of High-Stakes Testing in New Mexcio


Abstract Given the political and public demands for accountability, using the voices of students from the frontlines, this study investigated student perceptions of New Mexico's high-stakes testing program taking public schools in the right direction. Did the students perceive the program having an impact on retention, drop outs, or graduation requirements? What were the perceptions of Navajo students in Navajo reservation schools as to the impact of high-stakes testing on their emotional, physical, social, and academic well-being? The specific tests examined were the New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) and the New Mexico Standard Based Assessment (SBA/ High School Graduation Assessment) on Native American students. Based on intervie... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Tracy, Gladys Yazzie (Author) / Tracy, Gladys Y (Advisor) / Spencer, Dr. Dee (Committee member) / Appleton, Dr. Nicholas (Committee member) / Slowman-Chee, Dr. Janet (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational tests & measurements / Educational leadership / Educational psychology / Counter-storytelling / Critical Race Theory / high-stakes testing / Native American students / New Mexcio Testing / Students' perception of testing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 177 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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