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How involved are teachers in the placement process?

At almost all stages of the placement process, teachers do the bulk of the work. Except for registering students for the test, which seems to be the province of administrative offices, teachers are most often called upon for test administration, test scoring, and score reporting.In addition, in the case of internally produced tests, teachers are also the major players in test development. Of course, involvement does not necessarily mean investment, and it could very well be the case that many teachers see this aspect of their job as a chore rather than an academic endeavor on par with pursuing their own research interests.

Martyn Clark 2004-12-21