ERIC Number: ED173256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Test of Economic Literacy: Discussion Guide and Rationale.
Soper, John C.
Part of a series which offers educational resources and teaching techniques related to major social issues to high school social studies teachers, the booklet describes and reproduces a test measuring students' economic literacy. Part I is the test manual, which explains the objectives, value, development, and two-form structure of the test. It uses a content-cognitive schema which covers seven content categories (basic economic problems, economic systems, microeconomics, macroeconomics, world economy, economic institutions, and evaluation concepts), and two cognitive-level categorizations: one measuring student learning levels in terms of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and evaluation; the other in terms of recognition-understanding, simple application, and complex application. The booklet presents five suggestions for use of the test, instructions for how to administer and score it, and details technical data such as standardization and norms, norm tables, item analysis, reliability, validity, correlation with general ability, and additional descriptive statistics. Part II consists of an explanation of the 72 questions in Form A and Form B. Each question and its four possible answers are reproduced, with the correct answer appearing in bold type. Other items include a rationale for each answer, and numbers recording the percentage of the norm with the correct answer (with and without economics background) and the discrimination coefficient. Appendices list the schools that participated in the test norming, handscoring keys, and an answer sheet. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Measurement, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Testing, Guides, Multiple Choice Tests, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Tests
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($2.75)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 827-830