ERIC Number: ED061274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Terminal Objectives in Reading.
Melching, William H.
This paper describes the results of an effort to apply a classification system, developed by the Human Resources Research Office (George Washington University), to a set of terminal objectives in reading. The classification system contained five factors, each factor embracing three levels. Some 312 terminal objectives (and 766 approximations) were classified by three raters. Agreement among raters was sketchy at the start of the rating, but improved dramatically with practice. It was concluded that (a) Classifying objectives is a useful procedure by which to evaluate the communicability of objectives; (b) Of all aspects of an objective, the verb is probably the most important; and (c) Reading objectives are no more difficult to classify than are objectives in other instructional content areas. (Author/CK)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Fort Bliss, TX. Div. 5.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)