ERIC Number: ED040983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
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Testing in English.
Evans, William H., Comp.
Illinois English Bulletin, v52 n5 p1-35 Feb 1965
Topics covered in these essays on testing in high school English are (1) the need for major literature tests to determine not factual recall but whether students are growing into rational and humane persons through their experiences with English; (2) the usefulness of pre-tests and re-tests, and the need to emphasize tests as a means of instruction; (3) the process of designing a minimum essentials test in English; (4) the need for departmental criteria to achieve consistency in testing methods and objectives; (5) the usefulness of an attitude scale to evaluate the changing personal reactions of students to literature; and (6) the usefulness of the essay test in teaching the concept of literary analysis. (MF)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, English Instruction, Essay Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Language Arts, Literary Criticism, Literary Discrimination, Pretesting, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Validity, Testing
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 05103, $0.35, prepaid)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.