ERIC Number: ED253535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Georgia Criterion-Referenced Tests Objectives and Assessment Characteristics for Sixth Grade Mathematics and Reading Tests (Second Edition).
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Planning and Development.
Examples are given of criterion-referenced test items in mathematics and reading used at the sixth grade level in Georgia. Three skill areas are identified for mathematics: concept identification, component operations, and problem solving. Tests measure students' ability to: (1) recognize whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; (2) identify relations/properties; (3) select units to measure; (4) identify sets of points; (5) determine probability; (6) apply formulas to measure; (7) compute; (8) estimate results; (9) select operations; (10) solve word problems; (11) organize data; and (12) interpret data. Skill areas for reading are: literal comprehension, inferential comprehension, and problem solving. Tests measure students' understanding of: (1) fact/opinion; (2) explicit main idea, detail, sequences of events, cause and effect; (3) interpreting instructions; (4) implicit main idea, detail, sequences of events, cause and effect; (5) semantic relationships; (6) non-literal meanings; (7) persuasion techniques; (8) reference sources; (9) generalizations and conclusions; (10) predictions and comparisons; and (11) relevance of data. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Planning and Development.