ERIC Number: ED047979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Group Test of Arithmetic Achievement for Developing Mathematical Processes Arithmetic Book 1.
Stewart, Deborah Miller
This master's thesis was designed to construct a group-administered test of kindergarten and first-grade children's knowledge of the content of "Developing Mathematical Processes" Arithmetic Book I. From a list of behavioral objectives for Book I, 15 were selected as ones whose attainment could be measured in a group paper and pencil test. Eight item prototypes were developed from which the items tried out were generated. Items were compiled into seven test booklets each of which was administered to approximately 40 children. Staff members and teachers who had used the instructional program reviewed sample items for their measurement of the objectives they were designed to test. Teachers' comments were generally suggestions for changes in wording; questions raised by staff members could best be answered by research on the completed instrument. Recommendations were made for selection of items to be retained in the completed test. Research to be conducted on the completed instrument was briefly outlined. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from Project on Analysis of Mathematics Instruction, Phase 2