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ERIC Number: ED013206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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A TEST FOR MEASURING SELECTED LIFE SCIENCE CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
BUTLER, DELBERT FRANKLIN
A TEST WAS CONSTRUCTED TO MEASURE SELECTED LIFE SCIENCE CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX. THE CONTENT OF THE TEST IS BASED ON SIX CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS--(1) STRUCTURE, (2) METABOLISM, (3) GROWTH, (4) REPRODUCTION, (5) RESPONSIVENESS, AND (6) ADAPTION. A LIST OF CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE SIX CHARACTERISTICS IS LISTED. A TEST PLATE, CONSISTING OF SIX PICTURES, IS PRESENTED FOR EACH CONCEPT. CORRECT RESPONSES TO EACH OF THE SIX PICTURES ON A GIVEN PLATE ARE INTERPRETED AS EVIDENCE THAT THE CONCEPT HAS BEEN ATTAINED. THE TEST WAS STANDARDIZED ON A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF 192 CHILDREN FROM GRADES ONE THROUGH SIX. RELIABILITY RANGED FROM 0.84 TO 0.94. COEFFICIENTS OF INTERNAL CONSISTENCY RANGED FROM 0.70 TO 0.88. MEAN AND MEDIAN SCORES INCREASED STEADILY FROM GRADE TO GRADE INDICATING THE VALIDITY OF THE TEST FOR EVALUATING CONCEPT GROWTH OVER THE GRADE RANGE. CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS RANGING FROM 0.31 TO 0.67 WERE OBTAINED BETWEEN THE LIFE SCIENCE CONCEPT TEST SCORES AND THE OTIS TEST OF MENTAL ABILITY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS ORDER NUMBER 66-4412 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM, $6.20 XEROGRAPHY, FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48103. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: George Peabody College for Teachers TN; Life Science Concept Test (Butler)