ERIC Number: ED114404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
Criterion-Referenced Tests for the SWRL Kindergarten Curriculum. TM-3-72-06.
Niedermeyer, Fred; Giguere, Connie
Criterion-referenced tests developed for four programs in the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Kindergarten Curriculum are presented. Tests were developed to meet the following criteria: (1) they must accurately and thoroughly reflect the objectives and learning activities of the program, (2) when appropriate, they must be designed to allow for advanced placement of pupils within the program, (3) they should be usable by the classroom teacher, therefore administration and scoring must be clear and succinct, and length of the test feasible in terms of teacher time and pupil attention span, and (4) they must be produced in an inexpensive format, with as few components as possible. Tests were designed for The Beginning Reading Program, which stresses the decoding of words, word elements, word attacks, and letter names; The Instructional Concepts Program, which emphasizes the selecting and naming of examplars of particular concepts; The Composition Skills Program, which concentrates on handwriting ability; and The Drama and Public Speaking Program, which centers on four skill areas: pantomine, public speaking, improvisation, and play production. The four tests are contained in the appendices. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.