ERIC Number: ED081782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Development and Analysis of a Taped and Written Test for Guidance Counselors: A Pilot Study.
The two phases in the development and tryout of a Guidance Counselor Test to be added to the National Teacher Examinations Program are discussed. In Phase One, a 150-item written test and a 50-item written test based on taped stimulus material were produced. Each test consisted of five-choice multiple-choice questions. In Phase Two, the tests were administered during May-July 1972 to a sample of 129 college students who were completing work on a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Five institutions were represented in the study. In addition to taking the tests, each candidate completed a self-report Questionnaire Data Form. Several types of analyses were carried out, including two item analyses (one for the written test and one for the taped test). An intercorrelation matrix showing the correlations between the test and their various subscores was also obtained. Ten stepwise regression analyses were run, each being based on a continuous variable derived from the questionnaire and used as a dependent criterion variable, with the written and taped tests used as independent variables. Feedback from the candidates about the tests was, in general, positive. Results are provided as related to item and test characteristics, intercorrelations among the subscores on the written and taped tests, and relationships between questionnaire data and test scores. A table presents multiple correlations of combinations of taped and written subscores with criterion variables. The Questionnaire Data Form with scoring specifications and the Test Evaluation Form are provided. Tables in an appendix present intercorrelations among the taped test and written test, reliabilities of the subscores for the two tests, and zero-order correlations of the tests subscores with criterion variables. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Teacher Examinations