ERIC Number: ED103577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Design for Reliability and Validity Testing of Assessment Instruments--Phase 2.
Pollack, Robert M.
Plans are outlined for developing measurement techniques and testing programs to determine the success or failure of the program objectives in the cognitive and attitude areas of the Mountain-Plains program. In the cognitive area a criterion-referenced approach will be used, in spite of problems associated with reliability. Item pools will be developed at the Learning Activity Packages (LAP) level. Then unit tests will be developed and matched with a performance test which will be scored dichotomously. A phi coefficient will be computed to establish the degree of correlation between the two tests. In those cognitive areas for which performance tests would be difficult or impossible to develop, attitude scales will be administered before and after classroom work. Finally a comprehensive diagnostic test will be developed to be used as a pre- and posttest, and validated through the performance test at the unit level. Attitude scales will be developed for the testing program in the affective area. Initial items should be administered to all applicants to the Mountain-Plains program, thus providing scores for students and controls. Students should be retested when they leave, controls after the same time interval, and followup retesting carried out later on both groups. (SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.