ERIC Number: ED249254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
Matching Teacher Training with Teacher Needs in Testing.
Gullickson, Arlen R.
This study matched teacher and professor perspectives of preservice educational measurement courses. Twenty-eight professors from different colleges in seven states and 377 teachers from elementary and secondary schools in one midwestern state responded via mailed questionnaire in which: professors were asked to assess the emphasis they give to topics in preservice educational measurement courses, and precollege teachers were asked to state the emphasis they believe should be given to the topics. Results of the survey show that both groups gave high ratings to items on preparation of exams and low ratings related to the legal aspects of educational measurement. In other categories, their priorities differed. Teacher priorities were testing activities (the practical concerns of testing), nontest evaluative activities, and application of test results. Professor priorities were statistics, standardized test issues, and general use of exam results. Implications of these results are discussed. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984). This study was supported in part by the University's General Research Fund.