ERIC Number: ED222562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Constructed Classroom Tests: The Stepchild of Measurement Research.
McKee, Barbara G.; Manning-Curtis, Colleen
The results of a survey questionnaire of all teaching faculty at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) were presented. The researchers were concerned with teacher-constructed classroom tests and the problems encountered in developing, administering, and grading them. The survey topics included: instructors' current test development practices; the format most frequently used; instructors' desire for in-service training in test development; opinions concerning areas of measurement in classroom learning in need of research; and willingness to participate in test research as well as type of contributions faculty members would make. The questionnaire and descriptive statistics for all items were provided. The survey indicated teachers used primarily self-constructed items in their tests. The short answer, or completion, question was the most frequently used item format. Paper and pencil tests were the most important component of a student's course grade. The faculty members reported a high frequency of adherence to basic test development practices. The least observed practice was having another faculty member review their tests. The demographic variable which influenced instructors' opinion scores and ratings of importance of research was their experience in a measurement course. Suggestions for future training and research were included. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, NY, March 20-22, 1982).