ERIC Number: ED041934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Longitudinal Testing Using Item Sampling Techniques: Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring.
Allen, D. W.; and Others
Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM), a new evaluation method, systematically and comprehensively measures student achievement. The unique characteristics of this model are described in detail, as are those of two more familiar models, classroom testing, and curriculum program evaluation. The amount and quality of information available from each model is summarized. To obtain the goals it sets for reliability and validity, CAM employs two modern measurement techniques, item sampling and longitudinal testing. It tests achievement on every objective of a course at frequent test administrations throughout that course. CAM yields more information of superior quality than do the other models, due to systematic pretests and measures of retention of objectives, and also allows for comprehensive feedback. This systematic accumulation of data is of crucial importance in evaluating education on a state-wide basis. (PR)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring
Note: From symposium "Designing Instructional Systems with Longitudinal Testing Using Item Sampling Techniques." (Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn. March 1970)