ERIC Number: ED224815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Word Processing for Item Banking and Test Production. Final Report.
Boyd, Joseph L.
This report describes the sequence of activities that took place as the Examination Division of the New Jersey Department of Civil Service introduced a word processing system for a test item bank and for production of camera-ready test copy. The equipment selection, installation and orientation procedures are discussed. Keyboard and CRT terminals, printers, a hard disk memory system and auxiliary equipment for component use were purchased. Concurrently, seven examination sections updated the classification system of the "Item File Catalog" for item input and for coding item types other than single multiple-choice items, including essay, oral, performance and item sets. On a monthly schedule, each examination section submitted 150 items which were coded and stored. Sets of items making complete tests can be corrected and printed. By June 1981, the system was found to be functioning satisfactorily. Discussions and examples are included of item classification and coding, item bank procedures, projections of future equipment placement and operation, and compatibility problems and solutions. Among the item categories are English, Arts, Physics, Law, Psychology and 56 other occupational areas. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Civil Service, Trenton.
Identifiers: Civil Service; Coding; New Jersey