ERIC Number: ED161910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Item Bank Program: Science Item Bank. Book 2: Earth Sciences and Chemistry.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
The Australian Science Item Bank consists of three volumes of multiple-choice questions. Book 2 contains questions on Earth Sciences and Chemistry. The questions are designed to be suitable for high school students (year 8 to year 12 in Australian schools). The questions are classified by the subject content of the question, the cognitive skills required to answer the question, and the difficulty of the question. Major content topics include historical development, scientific reasoning, eight topics in earth sciences, and nine topics in chemistry. The cognitive skills are classified according to a modification of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives in the cognitive domain. The classifications of cognitive processes are: knowledge of specifics, of ways and means of dealing with specifics, and of the universals and abstractions in a field; comprehension, as shown by translation, interpretation, and extrapolation; application, and higher processes. Difficulty is coded in five categories. The correct responses, as well as brief instructions for testing are included. (CTM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Chemistry, Earth Science, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Item Banks, Multiple Choice Tests, Objective Tests, Physical Sciences, Science Tests, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Test Construction, Test Items
The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, P. O. Box 210, Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia 3122 (ISBN Number 0-85563-172-4, $A30.00 for TM 007 574-577); 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, books 1 and 3, see TM 007 574 and 576; For handbook, see TM 007 577; For related documents, see TM 007 569-573