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Elementary Students' Test Anxiety in Relation to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

Title: Elementary Students' Test Anxiety in Relation to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
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Name(s): Soffer, Marie Eileen, author
Mullis, Ann, professor directing thesis
Mullis, Ron, committee member
Standley, Jayne M., outside committee member
Department of Family and Child Sciences, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study is designed to determine if elementary students experience test anxiety in relation to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Forty-eight students were recruited from one 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom at a high performing elementary school in the Leon County Public School System. The pre-test anxiety measure, the Children's Test Anxiety Scale (CTAS), was given two weeks prior to the administration of the FCAT. The CTAS asks students how they feel when thinking about tests and measures three forms of anxiety responses relating to the student's thoughts, autonomic responses, and off-task behaviors. The students were also given a post-test the week after the FCAT with questions about how they felt when taking the FCAT and used the same three forms of anxiety responses included on the CTAS. Results were compared by pre/post FCAT administration, grade, race, and gender.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1649 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Family and Child Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters in Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2008.
Date of Defense: May 14, 2008.
Keywords: FCAT, test anxiety, Elementary students
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Ann Mullis, Professor Directing Thesis; Ron Mullis, Committee Member; Jayne M. Standley, Outside Committee Member.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1649
Owner Institution: FSU

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Soffer, M. E. (2008). Elementary Students' Test Anxiety in Relation to the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1649