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ERIC Number: ED047007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 19
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Trends in the Teaching of the First Course in Measurement.
Mayo, Samuel T.
A survey regarding the content of measurement courses showed the most frequent topics to be item writing, item analogies, and choosing standardized tests. A complete list of the unique activities reported is appended. Another study revealed that seniors in teacher training showed but mediocre competency in measurement, not only at graduation but also two years later. This low performance may correlate with a lack of commitment to anything associated with measurement (such as mathematics, statistics, norms, scales, etc.) and could be improved by the introduction of innovative teaching in measurement courses. The innovative approaches and experiences of 3 instructors of an undergraduate measurement course at Loyola University are an example, while some findings of the Loyola Mastery Studies also have relevance. The most important point of these studies is that techniques have been discovered which yield not only mastery learning of content and concepts, but also favorable attitudes toward statistics. Perhaps these techniques are the most important trend in measurement teaching that can be reported. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.
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