ERIC Number: ED059121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Selected Items for the Testing of Study Skills and Critical Thinking.
Morse, Horace T.; McCune, George H.
This bulletin, now in its fifth edition, provides the teacher with specific assistance in evaluating student behavior in two vital areas of social studies education--study skills and critical thinking. The first three chapters provide background discussion on the problems of teaching and testing these skills and offer some general suggestions. A chapter follows giving suggestions on the use of the bulletin. Here, teachers are urged to use the exercises and suggestions as a starting point in directing the learning and development of more efficient study skills rather than as an end point to measure the relative mastery of particular skills or abilities. The exercises are not intended to be used as a final examination, but rather to stimulate pupils to further learning tin the field of endeavor from which the items are drawn. The remainder of the bulletin is devoted to the actual selection of test items. It includes exercises on: acquiring information; reading and interpreting graphs, charts, and tables; identifying the central issues; distinguishing between fact and opinion, between fact and motive, open-mindedness recognizing biased statements; drawing inferences, recognizing statements which support generalizations; and, determining the relative significance of questions. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Critical Thinking, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Tests
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: Fifth Edition