ERIC Number: ED060233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Admission to Tertiary Studies, an Account of an Experimental Test Battery and a Proposal for Its Use.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) that discusses an experimental aptitude test battery that measures aptitude for higher education, developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research. This battery will separate the selection of university students from the measurement of secondary school achievement. It is hoped that it will replace the present achievement-type subject-centered public external examination taken at the end of 12 or 13 years of formal schooling. The experimental battery in question permits the use of more extensive and complex material of educational relevance and includes a measure of the student's written expression. Of the first five tests produced, four were multiple-choice, objectively-scored tests in which the student was presented with material new to him selected from sources that did not form any part of the school syllabus. Field testing was carried out on matriculating students in Victoria and South Australia and on first-year teacher college students. Using this battery will allow schools to develop experimentation and diversity in teaching and assessment. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Pilot Projects, Test Construction, Test Results, Testing
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; Australian Council for Educational Research