ERIC Number: ED181082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Test of Enquiry Skills [and] Handbook.
Fraser, Barry J.
The Test of Enquiry Skills (TOES) is a group test designed to measure inquiry skills of junior high school students studying science, social sciences, or general studies. TOES is comprised of nine separate scales, each consisting of multiple-choice items. The following skills are measured: reference skills, including library usage, indexes and tables of contents; interpreting and processing information, including scales, averages, percentages and proportions, charts and tables, and graphs; and critical thinking in science, including comprehension of science reading, design of experimental procedures, and conclusions and generalizations. In addition to the test, the handbook is included and contains information on the scope, administration, scoring, and use of TOES as well as statistical information on samples, means, standard deviation, reliability, and percentage correct on each item. Instructions for administration and scoring, the score key, and answer sheet are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Library Skills, Multiple Choice Tests, Scientific Literacy, Social Sciences, Study Skills, Test Construction
Australian Council for Educational Research Limited, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; Test Manuals; Test of Enquiry Skills