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ERIC Number: ED064370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 16
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Tests and Measurements for Early Childhood Education Programs.
Haenn, Joseph F.; And Others
An attempt to locate, review, classify, and abstract a more extensive set of measurement instruments and tests relevant to education and care programs for children from birth to age eight was made. Publishers' catalogs, test review, journals and other measurement documents have been examined to obtain a list. After extensive examination of existing tests, other taxonomy schemes, and discussion, a classification scheme based on four outcome domains--affective, cognitive psychomotor, and subject matter was constructed. An additional concern of the survey was a classification of the response methodologies with which certain early childhood educational objectives were being measured in the tests surveyed. The following categories of response methodologies were devised; matching, recognition, identification, written production, oral production, manual production, categorization, ranking, pair or N-item comparisons, ratings by others, ratings by child, and estimation. Next, characterization of other features of tests was made. Included were: accession number, minimum age and maximum age appropriate for tests, alphabetical character denoting domain, numeric characters denoting concept area and response methodology, alphabetic character denoting group or individual, and "I" if continuation is necessary. Advantages of this classification system are ease of retrieval and ease of cross-classification. It is intended that the final results of this survey will enlighten preschool educators about the availability of existing instruments and that these instruments will be utilized. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)