ERIC Number: ED027222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Development of the Test of Science Processes.
Tannenbaum, Robert S.
This paper describes the development of the Test of Science Processes, an instrument for assessing achievement and diagnosing weaknesses in the use of science processes by students in grades 7, 8, and 9. The science processes considered were observing, comparing, classifying, quantifying, measuring, experimenting, inferring, and predicting. The test consists of 96 multiple-choice questions and requires an actual testing time of 73 minutes. Scoring of the instrument yields a total score and eight sub-scores, one for each process. The test was initially administered to 3,673 students in the state of New York representing all ranges of ability and socio-economic background. Norms are reported by grade, sex, urban versus suburban and for the total sample within each grade. There is evidence of both content and curricular validity of the test. There is also evidence for criterion related validity, but more conclusive evidence is needed. The predictive validity of the test has yet to be studied. (BC)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: Test of Science Processes (Tannenbaum)
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Pasadena, California, February, 1969.