The Impact of Teachers' Opinions of MAP Test on Their Attitude: A Study in a Private School in Dubai

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The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is a unique benchmark exam with the differentiation features and the various individualized reports generated from test data. The aim of this study was to determine how teachers’ opinions of the MAP exam influence their attitude towards the MAP policy. To achieve this aim, a mixed-methods approach was utilized. Content analysis of relevant literature was applied as the quantitative instrument to form a profound and critical understanding of the benchmark test MAP. In addition, Teachers’ questionnaire was utilized as a quantitative instrument to collect data about teachers’ perceptions’ influence on their attitude. The study concluded that teachers’ perceptions heavily affected their attitudes in terms of MAP test data analysis and communicating the automatically generated reports with different stakeholders.
teachers’ perceptions, benchmark, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), attitude