ERIC Number: ED229213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Item Bank User's Manual. A Title I Migrant Education Section 143 Project. Bulletin No. 2399.
Brown, Frank N.; And Others
Providing instructors an efficient way to acquire a well-defined, tailored test for a given student, or group of students, the Item Bank deals in multiple-choice, Rasch-calibrated problems which are deposited under two subject areas: reading and mathematics. Users can obtain a test which is appropriate to what their migrant students have been taught, select the difficulty level of the test problems, and be assured of their quality. Divided into seven parts, this manual begins with a brief discussion of the 143 Project and the Item Bank. Part II explains the procedure by which a teacher requests a test from the Item Bank terminal, assuming that the teacher does not have direct access to either a computer terminal or the software developed under the project. Part III provides information directly relevant to the execution of the Item Bank programs. Part IV describes the actual Item Bank programs, detailing the nature and execution of each program, with the specific purpose of assembling a test. Part V lists the present limitations of the system. The manual concludes with a detailed listing of the skills, subskills, and definitions of subskills in the Item Bank and sample test packets for elementary and secondary mathematics. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Management and Planning Services.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Test Construction; Wisconsin