ERIC Number: ED068576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Testing in Innovative Programs.
Carpenter, P.; Rapp, M.
Some thoughts are presented on the appropriate amount of testing in innovative programs in education, the level of test difficulty, and the scoring and recording of test results. Most innovative programs require considerable testing; however, there is a danger of overtesting, which must be weighed against the desirability of obtaining information needed for a meaningful evaluation. Particular importance should be given to 1) selecting standardized norm-referenced tests of the appropriate difficulty in remedial programs; 2) selecting appropriate items for criterion-referenced tests, because their validity depended on accurate diagnostic testing; and 3) proper test administration procedures. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.