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ERIC Number: ED017485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 84
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION OF PUBLISHED ENGLISH TESTS.
WOOD, SUSAN
THIS STUDY, CONDUCTED BY THE WISCONSIN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE-ARTS CURRICULUM PROJECT, DESCRIBES, ANALYZES, AND EVALUATES 16 STANDARDIZED ENGLISH TESTS OF USAGE AND COMPOSITION. THE TESTS CHOSEN WERE THOSE FREQUENTLY USED THROUGHOUT WISCONSIN, EXCLUSIVE OF TESTS DESIGNED FOR COLLEGE-PREPARATORY STUDENTS AND TESTS OF READING ABILITY, SPEECH, AND LITERATURE. ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE TESTS EVALUATED ARE RESTRICTED TO ENGLISH SKILLS, SOME ARE LANGUAGE SUB-TESTS OF MULTI-SUBJECT ACHIEVEMENT BATTERIES. THOSE EVALUATED ARE--(1) THE BARRETT-RYAN-SCHRAMMEL ENGLISH TEST, NEW EDITION, (2) CALIFORNIA LANGUAGE TEST, (3) COOPERATIVE ENGLISH TESTS, 1960 REVISION, (4) DIFFERENTIAL APTITUDE TESTS, (5) ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH TESTS, REVISED EDITION, (6) GREENE-STAPP LANGUAGE ABILITIES TEST, (7) IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS, (8) IOWA TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, (9) METROPOLITAN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, (10) OBJECTIVE TEST IN GRAMMAR, (11) PURDUE HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEST, (12) COOPERATIVE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS, (13) SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (SRA) ACHIEVEMENT SERIES--LANGUAGE ARTS, (14) SRA HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST, (15) SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS, (16) AND STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST, 1964 REVISION. EACH TEST IS DISCUSSED UNDER FOUR HEADS--GENERAL INFORMATION, USE IN WISCONSIN, TEACHER EVALUATIONS, AND PUBLISHED REVIEWS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE SOME CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF STANDARDIZED ENGLISH TESTS IN GENERAL AND THE PROCESS OF TEST SELECTION, A LIST OF SIX TESTS FOUND USEFUL IN WISCONSIN, AND A LIST OF TEST PUBLISHERS. THIS BULLETIN IS AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLICATIONS ORDER DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, 126 LANGDON STREET, MADISON, WISCONSIN 53702, $0.75. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
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