ERIC Number: ED111846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Identification of the Process Response to Taxonomy-Type Test Items.
Diamond, James J.; Williams, David V.
Although methods for estimating item difficulty are abundant, little attention has been given to the psychological processes involved when a student responds to a single test item. Mastery of educational objectives is not proven when a student supplies the correct answer to items intended to test these objectives. The student's problem solving method may differ from that intended by the test writer; there is a difference between the student employing the desired process and producing the desired product. The usefulness of the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as a guide for item writing is questioned. (BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April, 1972)