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ERIC Number: ED079951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 211
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The Feasibility of a Diagnostic Media Test System Model.
Rapp, Alfred V.
Research investigated the feasibility of a diagnostic media test system. Two distinct tests were developed for sixth grade and university populations, each having: 1) a main phase with three specific teaching sequences, one for each media form; 2) test items for each teaching sequence; and 3) a validation phase with one teaching sequence translated into each of the media forms and with questions corresponding to this sequence. Main phase test scores generated individual media effectiveness profiles; in retesting, each student took the validation test in the media form which his profile indicated as most effective. High positive correlations resulted. For university students, slides/tapes and tests were more effective than audio tapes, whereas for sixth graders programed instruction was best. The investigation showed the model was feasible and generalizable, that either the tests often did not discriminate well or that for many individuals there was little difference between the effectiveness of some media forms, and that teachers can produce media diagnostic tests. Further research was suggested for the affective and psychomotor domains, to determine if time and experience influence profile validity, and to see if practice or instruction affects individual profiles. (Author/PB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado