ERIC Number: ED110513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-16
Reference Count: 0
Development of Teacher-Administered Tests for the SWRL Reading Programs.
Niedermeyer, Fred C.; Sullivan, Howard J.
To investigate the type of classroom testing format most appropriate for the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Mod 2 Reading Program, three types of teacher-administered tests for the SWRL Second-Year Communication Skills Program were developed and tried out during the 1970-71 school year. The tests were administered by the classroom teacher as Criterion Exercises following each unit of instruction. Two of the tests were group-administered and had a multiple-choice format, with one type consisting of three-choice items and the other four-choice items. The third type of test was individually-administered, constructed-response format. Both the individually-administered, constructed-response tests and the four-choice group-administered tests predicted well to an end-of-year criterion test, whereas the three-choice tests did not. Based on pupil-performance data and teacher reactions, the individually administered tests appear to be most appropriate for use as Criterion Exercises in the Mod 2 program. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.