ERIC Number: ED235234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Combining Standardized Achievement Test Items with Locally-Developed Supplementary Items to Produce Objective-Referenced Results for Program Evaluation: A Validation Study.
Jolly, S. Jean
A procedure was developed to combine subsets of curriculum-relevant items from a norm-referenced achievement test (NRT) with items comprising a locally-developed supplementary test in order to produce objective-referenced test (ORT) data for program evaluation. The study was designed to determine whether the ORTs were valid instruments for program evaluation. This was accomplished by analyzing test data gathered from students, classroom performance indices obtained from teachers, and questionnaire responses gathered from school-level administrators. Overall, the results of the study reveal that the ORTs are valid instruments for evaluating the intended programs. Findings indicate that combined NRT and supplementary items are internally consistent, that student ORT scores are related moderately to their classroom performance, and that users perceive the ORTs to be appropriate for evaluating their school-level programs. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stanford Achievement Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Montreal, Quebec, April 12-14, 1983).