ERIC Number: ED065885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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An Analysis of Content and Task Dimensions of Language Arts Items Designed to Measure Level of Content Attainment.
Harris, Margaret L.; Golub, Lester S.
Content and task dimensions of language arts items were studied using factor analytic techniques. These items were developed to measure concept attainment using a completely crossed design with 30 concepts and 12 tasks. Conventional factor analyses were performed, separately for boys and girls, for concept scores and for task scores. Three-mode factor analyses were performed. The main conclusions drawn from the results of the conventional factor analyses are that all 30 of the concepts are measures of a single functional relationship existing among the concepts, and that all 12 tasks are measures of a single underlying ability or latent trait. The three-mode results indicate that there are no important concept-task interactions for the idealized persons; thus it is reasonable to regard the concepts and the task as being two independent modes. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.