ERIC Number: ED053935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
The Application of Item Generators for Individualizing Mathematics Testing and Instruction.
Ferguson, Richard L.; Tse-Chi, Hsu
Described is a procedure for utilizing a computer to generate domain-referenced tests in mathematics. The procedure can be adapted for use in testing and instructional programs in either an on-line or off-line mode. It requires specification of the objectives of interest in behavioral terms and grouping them into sets that share a common content. Addition, multiplication, and fractions are examples of possible groupings. To implement the procedure, one of the sets of objectives resulting from the grouping process is selected, and item forms representative of the behaviors implied by each objective in the set are specified. Then an item generator is developed that facilitates the construction of items representative of all item forms so identified. Given an on-line computer capability, the authors describe how it is possible to use the proposed item generator for assisting measurement and instruction in an individualized mathematics program. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.