ERIC Number: ED049318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Criterion-Referenced Tests Based on Use.
Nitko, Anthony J.
The nature and purpose of criterion-referenced testing is discussed in light of test design procedures. It is seen that the uses to which test results are put are the chief determiners of the appropriate measurement model. A distinction is made between cut-off scores, criterion scores, and mastery scores. The value of certain test construction procedures in designing criterion-referenced tests for use in adaptive individualized instructional systems is discussed and cautions in the use of traditional procedures are rated. It is concluded that traditional procedures cannot be avoided in some instances, but must be avoided in others. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971