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ERIC Number: ED111865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Interactive Test Analysis: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Lipe, Gary
An interactive test analysis system was developed which interfaces a 3M DATRONICS system with a XEROX Sigma 9 computer. The computer programs were written in A Programming Language (APL). The current implementation of the program is characterized by its capability to: read responses from a DATRONIC answer sheet; allow the faculty member the option of omitting items from the analysis; check for omitted items; allow the faculty member the option of selecting specific reports; and collect descriptive statistics concerning the system performance and characteristics of the test analyzed. The complete set of reports generated by the test analysis program provide information normally included in an analysis of a norm-referenced test. The fixed costs for the test analysis system are the 3M Datronic System and the Anderson Jacobson terminal. If you assume a lease option for each component of the system then the approximate cost will be $240 per month. This fixed cost can be allocated on the assumption of full utilization of the system with an average cost of $1.50 per hour for a 40 hour week. When the costing formula was applied to the data base of 88 sets of tests, the average and median cost were determined to be $8.37 and $7.83 respectively. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College and University Eleven Thirty Users Group (8th, Berea, Kentucky, June 1975)