ERIC Number: ED104913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Psychometrics and Behavior: The New Jersey Scales of School-Based Goal Attainment.
Tuckman, Bruce W.; Montare, Alberto P. S.
A test battery was developed to measure 18 goals delineated by Phi Delta Kappa with an additional three added on. The purpose of the test was to assist school districts in needs assessment and program evaluation. The battery contained the following tests: Civics, Human Relations, Language/Reasoning, General Knowledge, Self, Careers, Arts and Leisure, Adaptability, Life Skills, and Latin-American, collectively comprising over 1,500 items and 92 scores. Tests were divided up into subtests of knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported behavior. The tests were administered to 2,000 7th-12th graders, half urban and half suburban. Since each student took only one test, subjects were about 200. Reliabilities were reported for all scores and subscores. For validity purposes, analyses of variance were run on each score and subscore by sex, grade level, income level, family size, race, self-reported school grades, and curriculum. Results are reported that show that the degree of predictability of independent variables was a function of the proportion of the test measuring knowledge. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Cultural Differences, Educational Needs, Family Characteristics, Item Banks, Junior High Schools, Program Evaluation, Racial Differences, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Tests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Educational Evaluation Group, Highland Park, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey