ERIC Number: ED164578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Testing in a State Assessment Program. Metric Measurement and Music. The Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
Roeber, Edward D.; Brictson, Paula T.
As part of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program, a sample of approximately 2,000 fourth and seventh grade students were tested in music and metric measurement. Teachers and curriculum specialists helped to develop individualized tests which could measure the attainment of objectives that could not be tested with group-administered items, such as multiple choice tests. The tests were administered and scored by volunteers from state teaching associations, rather than by personnel in the 192 schools involved. The test examiners and specialists who reviewed the tests responded to a questionnarie about the costs and benefits of developing and administering individual tests. They generally felt that the expenses involved in such testing were justified, because the type of information provided about state and local educational programs and about student skill attainment was worth it. Appendices include measurement objectives for both metric and music tests, the tests themselves, instructions for administering and scoring, and resulting item statistics. (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan; Michigan Educational Assessment Program; Test Manuals
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1978) ; Best copy available