ERIC Number: ED051310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Selection and Analysis of Social Studies Concepts for Inclusion in Tests of Concept Attainment.
Tabachnick, B. Robert; And Others
Major social studies concepts taught to fourth graders in Madison, Wisconsin, were identified by examining the school district course of study and social studies textbooks and by consulting central office supervisors and teachers. The concepts identified in this manner fell into three major categories: Geographic Region, Man and Society, and Map and Globe Study. Ten concepts were randomly selected from each category for inclusion in rests of concept attainment. Each of the selected concepts was analyzed to determine its constituent teachable elements. The analysis of a concept formed the basis for writing items to test its attainment. Analyses of all selected concepts and illustrative examples of test items are presented in the paper. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.