Testing is a subject most students care about, and many of them have strong opinions on the subject. This makes the NTS an engaging learning tool.
As you know if you have taken the NTS, participants receive a summary of their own results, which they can compare with the national results. This makes it possible to use the NTS as part of a lesson that will help students learn:
Students can also learn about interpreting research results by discussing the implications of similarities and differences between the average scores of their class and the national averages.
Students can also track NTS results over the course of the school year to see how the results change as participant numbers rise.
We have created a flexible lesson plan organized around the NTS. Click here to download a pdf of this lesson plan.
You may find the lesson plan described above useful in an introductory methods course. Contact us if you would like to use the NTS database in your classrooms.