ERIC Number: ED108898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
Development of The Science Processes Test.
Ludeman, Robert R.
Presented is a description and copy of a test manual developed to include items in the test on the basis of children's performance; each item correlated highly with performance on an external criterion. The external criterion was the Individual Competency Measures of the elementary science program Science - A Process Approach (SAPA). The test administrator evaluates the subject's ability to use the processes as he works with materials in solving problems the administrator poses. The processes included are those referred to by SAPA as interpreting data, controlling variables, formulating hypotheses, and defining operationally. Attention was given during item writing and editing to maintain the reading level as low as possible; the final revision was at the sixth-grade level. The test is not intended to be a timed test, nor is it a factual test. Thinking is required to achieve a high score. Most students will complete it in less than 45 minutes. A test-answer sheet is included with this publication, but no test copy. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975). The sample of the blank test-answer sheet will not reproduce well due to blue ink; best copy available