ERIC Number: ED249175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Modification and College Faculty Retraining: A Model for the 21st Century.
Perez, JoEllen V.; Gettone, Vernon G.
A cooperative effort was made by the faculty of South Carolina State College to strengthen student skills perceived as critical to successful performance on standardized tests required for admission to teacher preparation programs and teaching certification. The areas of language skills, reading comprehension, critical thought, and test-taking were identified as important. Instructors examined objectives and evaluation procedures for each course in a teacher education program area and generated an overall assessment plan for each course and teacher education program. An Objectives Intent Review Form was used for each objective. This form involved stating the course objective, indicating the cognitive level, describing the ideal procedures for assessing its attainment, and determining whether its attainment could be measured with an objective-type test item. Objectives were restated, and faculty members were trained on the principles of test item construction, including instruction on desirable and undesirable test item characteristics and specification of item-writing principles. The result of this endeavor was a certain amount of modification of the curriculum to make it more pertinent to the types of examinations students will encounter prior to and during their careers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).