ERIC Number: ED081192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Test Development Center Project. Final Report.
Walter, James; And Others
The Multnomah (Oregon) County Intermediate Education District conducted a three year project to develop a computer-based test development resource for classroom teachers. It sought: 1) to identify instructional objectives for various curricula and grade levels; 2) to develop a pool of test items to measure attainment of objectives; 3) to design a computer system for the storage and retrieval of items; 4) to conduct in-service teacher training for system usage; 5) to improve instruction in the participating schools; and 6) to disseminate information about the project. More than 32,000 instructional objectives and test items were developed, stored in a computer system on magnetic tape, and made available to teachers. More than 400 teachers were familiarized with the system. Finally, an inexpensive and simple telephone-mail communication system was devised. Participating students showed marked academic achievement. The system was found to need a complete sets of materials for continuous usage to allow faster selection, communication, and retrieval of material, and teachers needed to gain user experience. In addition, less specific objectives for group instruction should be developed, and the appropriateness of test items for particular objectives must be validated. (For related document, see EM 011 338.) (PB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Programs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Item Analysis, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Test Construction
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.; Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III