ERIC Number: ED193288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Setting Standards of Performance; Towards a Teacher Referenced Test System.
van Houten, Carel A.
A "teacher referenced" test system is discussed in terms of its development, evaluation of implementation, and final validation. This diagnostic test system for problems in primary mathematics in Holland provides reliable, applicable information about both the learning process for the classroom teacher, and diagnostic instruments and materials used in remediation. One of the early large scale studies involved 29,000 primary school children; findings based on a 10 percent sample revealed that 75 percent of the problems could be diagnosed as a lack of understanding of mathematical concepts; only 25 percent were due to a lack of training. Steps in the test development process included an extensive qualitative orientation phase, and a total of five research and development revision cycles, each including evaluation of the actual school situation and the curriculum content being taught. The test system puts the teacher in charge of setting standards by "pin-pointing" white spots in the curriculum and remediation of pupil problems. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Netherlands; Teacher Referenced Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Educational Testing (Antwerp, Belgium, June 24-27, 1980). Some print may not reproduce clearly.