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Making Standardized Tests Work For Your IGE School.
A technique is described which uses the standardized tests to evaluate an Individually Guided Education Curriculum (IGE). A technique was devised so that an evaluation of each test question could be made. The teaching staff at Port Edwards, Wisconsin, where this study was conducted, was asked to rate questions for relevancy to the IGE curriculum and to predict what percent of the class would answer each question correctly. The following scale was used: A, for a valid question; B, for a reasonably valid question; C, for an invalid question. The evaluation was done by grade level teams in grades two through six and by subject matter area in the junior high, due to departmentalized organization. The data was tabulated and the results appeared to be acceptable but a suggestion was made for the study to be carried further. After a review of the data some valid conclusions were made. Considering only valid and reasonably valid questions, (A or B rating), the tabulations indicated that the students exceeded national percentages at all grade levels. There was an indication that the students did well on items that reflected the IGE curriculum (Author/BB)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.