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Consequences of Introducing Educational Testing in Northern Ireland, 1973-1977

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : experimental data
Creator
  • Airasian, Peter W.
  • Madaus, George F.
  • Kellaghan, Thomas
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Funding Reference
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • Spencer Foundation
  • United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • National Institute of Education
Language
English
Free Keywords
academic achievement; achievement tests; educational policy; educational system; educational testing; elementary school students; performance based assessment; reading comprehension; schools; standardized tests; students; teachers; teaching; test scores
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset includes test scores for over 40,000 students in 175 Irish primary schools that were selected and randomly assigned to a variety of testing treatments as part of a four-year study. The goal of this research effort was to assess the effects of standardized tests and test results on teachers, students, and parents, as well as on school policy. Northern Ireland was chosen because of its developed educational system (in which the English language is used) and its prior lack of standardized testing. During the course of this study, three main testing treatments were implemented in all classrooms in each primary school: (1) no testing was done, (2) norm referenced ability and attainment testing was done in basic curricular areas (English, Irish, and mathematics), but pupil performance data were not returned to the teachers, and (3) norm referenced ability and attainment testing was done, and pupils' raw scores, percentiles, and standard scores were returned to teachers. This dataset contains the norm referenced test scores gathered over the course of the four-year study for each of eight primary age-group cohorts. Parts 1-6 contain scores from students who were in grades 1-6, respectively, during the first year of the study. Part 7 contains scores from students who were in grade 2 in the fourth (last) year of the study, and Part 8 contains the scores from students who were in grade 3 during the last year of the study. Background variables for each student (e.g., treatment group, school type, sex served by school, location of school, size of school, type of administration of school, school identification number, and student's sex) are also included.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Cohort 1
    • DS2: Cohort 2
    • DS3: Cohort 3
    • DS4: Cohort 4
    • DS5: Cohort 5
    • DS6: Cohort 6
    • DS7: Cohort A
    • DS8: Cohort B
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973 / 1977
    Time period: 1973--1977
  • 1973 / 1977
    Collection date: 1973--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • Northern Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Primary schools in the Republic of Ireland.
Sampling
A nationwide random sample of 175 primary schools was stratified by size and location, and schools were randomly assigned to a variety of testing treatments.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook for this dataset contains detailed descriptions of the sampling procedure, the kinds of tests given, the various treatment groups, the chronology of the testing procedure over four years, and highlights of the analysis of the effects of the testing on all groups in the study.

Note
2010-06-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB7790.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): Carnegie Corporation (NIEG-003-214). Russell Sage Foundation. Spencer Foundation. United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. National Institute of Education.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7790 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07790.v1
Publications
  • Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F., Airasian, Peter W.. The Effects of Standardized Testing. Boston, MA: Kluwer-Nijhoff. 1982.
  • Pedulla, Joseph J., Airasian, Peter W.. Sampling from samples: A comparison of strategies in longitudinal research. Educational and Psychological Measurement.40, (4), 807-813.1980.
    • ID: 10.1177/001316448004000401 (DOI)
  • Pedulla, Joseph J., Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F.. Do teacher ratings and standardized test results of students yield the same information?. American Educational Research Journal.17, (3), 303-307.1980.
  • (author unknown). The consequences of educational testing: Effects on schools. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.San Francisco. 1979.
  • (author unknown). The consequences of educational testing: Effects on teachers. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.San Francisco. 1979.
  • (author unknown). The consequences of educational testing: The expectancy phenomenon. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.San Francisco. 1979.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F.. Concepts of School Effectiveness as Derived from Research Strategies. Washington, DC: National Institute of Education. 1979.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F.. Sampling Considerations in Field-centered Research. Washington, DC: National Institute of Education. 1979.
  • Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F., Airasian, Peter W.. Teachers' Perceptions of Test-taking Behaviors of Pupils. Washington, DC: National Institute of Education. 1979.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Cahill, V., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Variables related to teachers' perceptions of pupils' future status. Irish Journal of Education.1978.
  • (author unknown). A survey of Irish elementary teachers' attitudes toward standardized testing. Annual New England Educational Research Organization Meeting.Manchester, NH. 1977.
  • (author unknown). Dissonance related to alignment of teachers' ratings of their pupils' intelligence with IQ test results. Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization.Manchester, NH. 1977.
  • Airasian, Peter W.. Societal Experimentation. Symposium of the British Psychological Society.Exeter, England. 1977.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F., Pedulla, Joseph J.. Proportion and direction of teacher rating changes of pupils' progress attributable to standardized test information. Journal of Educational Psychology.69, (6), 702-709.1977.
    • ID: 10.1037/0022-0663.69.6.702 (DOI)
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. The stability of teachers' perceptions of pupil characteristics. Irish Journal of Education.11, (2), 74-84.1977.
  • Kellaghan, Thomas, Madaus, George F., Airasian, Peter W., Fontes, Patricia J.. Mathematical attainment of post-primary school entrants. Irish Journal of Education.10, (1), 3-17.1976.
  • Airasian, Peter W.. The Irish Study. Educational Testing Service.Princeton, NJ. 1974.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madau, George, F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Standardized test information, teacher expectancies and the rhetoric of evaluation. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Experimental procedures, treatments and variables. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Pervious investigations relevant to the proposed experiment. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Societal experimentation. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. Societal intervention experiment and the social system. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.
  • Airasian, Peter W., Madaus, George F., Kellaghan, Thomas. The Irish Scene. Conference on the design of a societal experiment on the consequences of introducing standardized tests to the educational system in the Republic of Ireland.St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland. 1971.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Airasian, Peter W.; Madaus, George F.; Kellaghan, Thomas (1984): Consequences of Introducing Educational Testing in Northern Ireland, 1973-1977. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07790.v2