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ERIC Number: ED068333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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Test Construction Behavior of Pre-Service Secondary Science Teachers.
Funk, H. James
Reported is a study of various aspects of test construction by science teachers. An attempt was made to examine: (1) variables affecting test-construction practice of pre-service science teachers; (2) attitudes of teachers as a result of instruction; and (3) relationship between test-construction behavior and attitudes. In addition, an attempt was made to compare testing practices of pre-service science teachers with another population of science teachers. The sample was drawn from secondary science majors enrolled in the science methods course and in student teaching. Two sample tests, obtained from pre-service science teachers, were analyzed and categorized according to the six levels of "Bloom's Taxonomy." The pre-, Post-, and delayed post-instructional data for determining subjects' attitudes toward the "taxonomy" were obtained by means of Word Association Scale (included in this report). The data were analyzed by factorial analysis methods. The results showed that tests prepared during student teaching contained higher proportions of knowledge level items than the tests prepared during the methods course. (Author/PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)