ERIC Number: ED073168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Essentials of Educational Measurement.
Ebel, Robert L.
This textbook is intended for use in an introductory course in the use of tests in schools and colleges. The book is divided into five parts: (1) history and philosophy--educational measurement, historical perspectives; Measurement and the process of education; (2) classroom test development--what should achievement tests measure?; How should achievement be measured?; how to plan a classroom test; the characteristics and uses of essay tests; true-false test items; how to write multiple-choice test items; (3) getting, interpreting, and using test scores--how to administer and score an achievement test; oral examinations; test score statistics; marks and marking systems; (4) test analysis and evaluation--how to judge the quality of a classroom test; how to improve test quality through item analysis; how to estimate, interpret and improve test reliability; the validity of classroom tests; and (5) published tests and testing programs--the scope and use of published tests; standardized achievement tests and test batteries; standard scores, norms, and the passing score; intelligence and aptitude tests; personality, attitudes, interests; and testing programs. A glossary of terms used in educational measurement, projects and problems, and a bibliography are presented in appendices. (KM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Attitude Measures, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Testing, Essay Tests, Higher Education, Intelligence Tests, Interest Inventories, Item Analysis, Measurement, Multiple Choice Tests, Norms, Personality Measures, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Programs, Textbooks
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (no price quoted)
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