ERIC Number: ED061691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Item Analysis of an Achievement Testing Program for Hearing Impaired Students, United States: Spring 1971.
Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.
Item analysis was made of results of a national achievement testing program of nearly 19,000 primary and secondary school hearing impaired students enrolled in special educational programs in the Spring of 1971. Testing instrument was the Stanford Achievement Test Series (Form W). Individual test items or descriptions of the academic information each item purports to measure are shown, followed by percent of correct answers for the item. Analysis of results showed a trend for students to do well on items measuring mechanical skills of reading and writing, but not on items measuring overall reading comprehension and inferential understanding of paragraphs. A similar division of abilities was noted on test items measuring mathematical ability. Data collection methods are reviewed. Given are an explanation of item analysis, suggestions for its usages, and qualifications and limitations of the test results. (KW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Item Analysis, National Surveys, Statistical Data, Test Interpretation
Gallaudet College Book Store, Washington, D.C. 20002 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC. Office of Demographic Studies.
Identifiers: Stanford Achievement Tests