ERIC Number: ED161904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Item Bank Program: Mathematics Item Bank. Book 1: Arithmetic, Algebra.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
This item bank was compiled by the Australian Council for Educational research (ACER) to help teachers at the secondary school level construct objective tests in arithmetic and algebra. The multiple-choice items were written by teachers who attended ACER writing workshops. The questions are classified according to their subject content and the cognitive skills required to answer them; the correct response is also indicated. These classifications are provided through five-digit content axis numbers. Classifications in the content axis include computation; number systems; social arithmetic; sequences; mensuration; prime numbers and factors; ratio, proportion and variation; miscellaneous arithmetic, algebraic notation, principles, and operations; open sentences in one variable; open sentences in two variables; other open sentences; systems of equations and inequations; polynomials; matrices; mathematical induction; and algebraic identities. The item complexity is indicated on a five-point scale, based upon the number of students in a test group who gave correct responses. Instructions for reproducing the tests and answer sheets are also included. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Algebra, Arithmetic, Foreign Countries, Item Banks, Mathematics, Multiple Choice Tests, Objective Tests, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Test Construction, Test Items
The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, P. O. Box 210, Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia 3122 (ISBN Number 0-85563-174-0, $A30.00 for TM 007 569-571); complete set of the Australian Item Bank (ISBN Number 0-85563-175-9, $A75.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Note: For item bank, book 2, see TM 007 570; For handbook, see TM 007 571; For related documents, see TM 007 572-577