ERIC Number: ED082941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Report on Developmental Studies of a Series of Measures of Inquiry Skill in Biology, "Explorations in Biology".
Koos, Eugenia M.
This report is a continuation of the studies of Explorations in Biology (EIB) Topics 1-8, a series of tests of the inquiry skills of secondary school biology students developed by the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL). In the period covered, two topics were completed and administered (for the first time) to samples of the target population. Scoring systems were developed and applied for use in an item analysis. Selected topics were administered to samples of college freshmen as a means of learning if the EIB Topics were responded to similarly by students at this level and at the original target level, that of sophomores in high school biology classes. Data relating to EIB Topic 7 are tabulated and analyzed. Tables 3 and 4 provide comparative data for EIB Topics 1-8 with respect to means, standard deviations, ranges, chance scores, and median aptitude scores for high school and college biology students in the fall, mid-term, and spring of 1971-72. The appendices include the scoring procedure rationale for EIB, and the relationship of the EIB scoring system to inquiry objective attainment. (JR)
Descriptors: Biology, Data, Evaluation, Inquiry, Measurement, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Tests
ERIC/SMEAC, Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
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Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.