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ERIC Number: ED036184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Report of Comparison between Iowa Test of Basic Skills-Form 4 and IPI Continuum 1967-68.
Weinberger, Jo Ann
Due to the problems inherent in using a norm-reference test such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to determine pupil achievement, a comparison of ITBS with the Individually Prescribed Instruction (IPI) continuum and placement tests was undertaken. This yielded the following conclusions: Of the 136 items on test 1-A Arithmetic Concepts, 14 items are not included in the IPI continuum and 5 items require two skills for mastery; of the 96 items on test 2-A Arithmetic Problem Solving, 1 item is not included in the IPI continuum and 5 items require two skills for mastery; of the 418 skills in the IPI Mathematics Continuum, 108 or 26% are tested by the ITBS; and of the 147 skills tested by the IPI Placement Tests, 41 skills or 27.9% are tested by the ITBS. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Individually Prescribed Instruction; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills