ERIC Number: ED113384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
CSE Secondary School Test Evaluations: Grades 11 and 12.
Hoepfner, Ralph, Ed.; And Others
Over 1,100 published tests including over 5,400 subtests, keyed to educational objectives of secondary education, were evaluated by measurement experts and educators. The tests were evaluated specifically with the concerns of grades 11 and 12 in mind. Upon a test's or subtest's assignment to one of the educational objectives, it was subjected to an intensive evaluation according to the MEAN system. MEAN is an acronym reflecting the four critical areas of concern to test users: Measurement Validity, Examinee Appropriateness, Administrative Usability, and Normed Technical Excellence. Thirteen of the 39 MEAN criteria deal with the empirical aspects of the test, mostly reliability and validity. Within any of the four evaluation categories, a letter grade, based on points assigned to each aspect of each criterion, was computed. Letter grades assigned were "G" (good), "F" (fair), and "P" (poor). Each test then earned four letter grades by the MEAN system serving as the Center's official evaluation of the test, example: Acme Reading Test (GFPF). Along with the test evaluations which are presented in tabular form, an index of objectives, an index of tests evaluated, and a list of publishers and distributors of the tests are included. (RC)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Grade 11, Grade 12, Secondary Education, Test Reviews, Test Selection, Tests
Dissemination Services, Center for the Study of Evaluation, Grad. School of Ed., University of California, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 ($22.00 for TM 004 881 through 883)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.