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ERIC Number: ED069754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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The Use and Development of Videotape Tests to Assess Achievement of Educational Objectives: Application in Educational Psychology.
Park, James
The use of videotape tests is presented. Such tests enable the educator to assess student performance more directly than traditional paper and pencil tests. Test 1 was exploratory. Test 2 was designed to measure empathetic understanding. It contains 16 scenes, each about one minute long, which show five individuals in a group situation. The subject taking the test considers himself the 6th member of the group and responds at the end of each scene (1) to record responses which show a high degree of communication of empathetic understanding, and (2) to select from five alternatives the response which shows the highest degree of empathetic understanding. Results of the free response version showed an inter-rater reliability of .95. Correlation of the multiple choice version with the Carkhuff Empathy Scale was modest, .56. Test 3 attempted to assess understanding of group dynamics. It demonstrates that some measurement of observational understanding is possible, but is still in the experimental stage. Tests 4 and 5 are experiments in videotape segments used to determine achievement in educational psychology. Although they are not developed enough to report reliability, responses to student questionnaires regarding them indicate the testing method is useful. (DJ)
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