ERIC Number: ED042795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-15
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The Development of Randomized Achievement Monitoring. Third Annual Report.
Allen, Dwight W.; Gorth, William P.
The unique character and needs of the Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM) system has led to the creation of new computer programs and new techniques. Thus, earlier manual strategies (which were subject to error) for the handling of the large banks of behavioral objectives and test items, have been supplanted by a three-phase computer program that stores the objectives and questions, prints out selected objectives and their associated questions for inspection and, finally, constructs and prints the monitor tests in ready-to-use form. The attitudes of students and teachers toward CAM are discussed in detail and a more complete report on this subject is being prepared. The arrangement of test items, chronologically (in terms of teaching order) versus random, does not appear to be a significant variable. The report concludes with a brief review of steps being taken to secure demonstrations of the CAM technique in a variety of situations, by involving individual teachers, schools, and state agencies across the country. (GS)
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Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.