ERIC Number: ED161911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Australian Item Bank Program: Science Item Bank. Book 3: Biology.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
The Australian Science Item Bank consists of three volumes of multiple-choice questions. Book 3 contains questions on the biological sciences. 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 are: (1) General Biology; (2) Animal Physiology; and (3) Plant Physiology. 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. Instructions for reproducing the test and correct responses are included. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Biological Sciences, Biology, Botany, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Item Banks, Multiple Choice Tests, Objective Tests, Physiology, 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 2, see TM 007 574-575; For handbook, see TM 007 577; For related documents, see TM 007 569-573