ERIC Number: ED076482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Sample Examination Questions. Grade 7 Social Studies: Our Cultural Heritage; Grade 8 Social Studies: United States History.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This booklet contains questions related to the 7th and 8th grade "Our Cultural Heritage" and "United States History" programs in New York State. It is intended to aid in evaluation, a necessary step in the learning process for both diagnostic and measurement purposes. In addition, this resource can be used as a teaching aid since a single question might serve as a motivating device to focus attention on a specific topic. Questions can also serve as focus points for long-term assignments, research projects and classroom discussions. There are both objective and essay questions. While the questions provided attempt to represent a comprehensive sample of the course of study, not every area of the syllabus is covered by a number of questions exactly proportional to the importance of that area. Teachers are encouraged to use the booklet selectively, and supplement it with other questions to obtain a well balanced test. Teachers are cautioned about teaching to the test, and are remined that any written test measures only a portion of the desirable outcomes of the course. ED 065 437 is the bulletin that describes these courses. (Author)
Descriptors: American History, Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Cultural Background, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Essay Tests, Grade 7, Grade 8, History Instruction, Objective Tests, Reconstruction Era, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Tests, United States History, Western Civilization
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.