ERIC Number: ED059890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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Council of Europe Information Bulletin 3/1971.
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
The major part of this bulletin consists of two studies on the place of examinations in the school system. In a long paper (28 pages) on "New Techniques for Assessment of Pupils' Work," A.D.C. Peterson discusses: (1) efforts to improve reliability by the use of objective tests, improved marking procedures, and better standardization; (2) efforts to improve validity by the use of continuous assessment and taxonomies of objectives; (3) scholastic aptitude tests; and (4) oral examinations. The second study consists of three shorter contributions relevant to the question of secondary school leaving examinations: "Examination Research: Results Thus Far and Outlook for the Future," by M. Reuchlin; "Objective Testing and Educational Assessment," by W. D. Halls; and "From Point-in-time Examination to General Assessment," by J. Capelle. The remainder of this bulletin is made up of reports of meetings of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Council for Cultural Cooperation, and the Committees on Higher Education and Research, General and Technical Education, Out-of-School Education and Cultural Development, and Educational Documentation and Research. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.