ERIC Number: ED161908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Item Bank Program: Handbook for Social Science Item Bank.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
This teacher's manual describes major ways in which the accompanying Item Bank can be used--that is, for formative evaluation, classroom discussion and investigation, summative tests, suggestions for new subject matter, and as models for multiple-choice questions. Rationale for the use of multiple-choice questions and the parts of a typical entry in the Item Bank are included. The steps involved in constructing tests to evaluate inquiry skills and knowledge of social science topics are outlined. Included are definitions of test validity, reliability, and three types of item analysis (facility, discrimination and distractor analysis). Storage of item statistics and preparation and selection of items for acceptance into the Bank are discussed. The appendices present full versions of the classification schemes and indices used to organize the Bank. Their purpose is to enable teachers to quickly identify those items which are most relevant to their needs. A major feature of the Bank is the choices offered. Teachers need only choose the questions which fit their curriculum and teaching style. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Item Banks, Multiple Choice Tests, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing
The Australian Council for Educational Research, Limited, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia 3122 (ISBN Number 0-85563-169-4, $A15.00 for TM 007 572 and 573); complete set of the Australian Item Bank (ISBN Number 0-85563-175-9, $A75.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; Test Manuals
Note: For item bank, see TM 007 572; For related documents, see TM 007 569-571 and 574-577