ERIC Number: ED106118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
What Behavioral Objectives Do Physics Tests Actually Measure: Part II.
Mitias, R. G. E.
Described is a follow-up study to identify the objectives for science teaching measured by a sample of current editions of four standardized physics achievement tests. The methodology employed for the study is described. The findings of the study pointed to several changes. Among these were the attention given, at least by some of these tests, to (1) the application of general physics principles in terms of explanation, interpretation and solution of related mathematical problems; and (2) the interpretation of graphs and data and formulating main ideas presented in graphical data. It is the author's opinion that, while changes in curricula, methodology, etc. seem to have dominated these last 20 years, evaluation instruments seem to trail far behind. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975). Small print used in tables