ERIC Number: ED220491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Competency in Classroom Testing, Measurement Preparation, and Classroom Testing Practices.
Newman, Dorothy C.; Stallings, William M.
An assessment instrument and a questionnaire (Appendices A and B) were developed to determine how well teachers understand classroom testing principles and to gain information on the measurement preparation and classroom practices of teachers. Two hundred ninety-four inservice teachers, grades 1 through 12, from three urban school systems in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, responded by mail to the instruments. Results indicated teachers have only a moderate understanding of classroom testing principles, even though they have completed a substantial amount of measurement training. Measurement training practices do not seem to be any more effective now than they were over 15 years ago. Such findings suggest a need for qualitative change in preservice and inservice measurement training. Questionnaire results showed that teachers prefer certain test purposes, instructional objectives, and types of items for their teacher-made tests. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Measurement Competency Test (Mayo); Teacher Competencies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, NY, March 20-22, 1982).