ERIC Number: ED251502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
How a Standardized Achievement Test Adapts to the Times: A Topical Comparison of Mathematics and Reading Tests on the 1973 and 1981 Forms of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills.
Mattson, Ann; And Others
This document contains a detailed listing of topics covered in the mathematics and reading portions of the 1973 Form S and the 1981 Form U of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS). Chages in the overall structure of the CTBS, new topics included in Form U and old topics not covered, and changes in the arrangement of topics across the different test levels are discussed. Form U has more levels than the older Form S; there is not a one-to-one correspondence between test levels in CTBS and grade levels in school. On the reading tests, the most prominent change is a fairly large increase in the number of skill areas and topics that are tested. On the mathematics tests, two patterns are evident: (1) there are more skill areas and more topics covered by the newer test; and (2) the skills are organized differently across the test levels. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Test Revision
Note: Small print in Appendix B.