ERIC Number: ED053182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Objective and Item Banking Computer Software and Its Use in Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring.
Schriber, Peter E.; Gorth, William P.
The current emphasis on objectives and test item banks for constructing more effective tests is being augmented by increasingly sophisticated computer software. Items can be catalogued in numerous ways for retrieval. The items as well as instructional objectives can be stored and test forms can be selected and printed by the computer. It is also possible to select and retrieve objectives from which a curriculum can be created tailored to personal choice. This paper describes a very flexible item banking computer program and its use with a longitudinal, criterion-referenced testing program called Comprehensive Achievement Monitoring (CAM), capable of both classroom management and curriculum evaluation. The CAM model includes item sampling techniques and several parallel test forms which would be particularly difficult to develop without the item banking computer programs. (Author)
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Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.