ERIC Number: ED129851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Criterion/Objective Referenced Testing: Usages in Some Member Systems of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Crew, John L., Sr.; Whitney, Edward N.
To gather some information about the extent of utilization of criterion-objective referenced tests, a survey was conducted among the 27 member school systems of the Council of the Great City Schools. The questionnaire was developed to solicit information in the following five areas: (1) local use of criterion-objective referenced tests; (2) research and evaluation activities related to locally-developed criterion-objective referenced tests; (3) the tendancy to compare locally-developed criterion-objective referenced tests with other school systems; (4) the tendency to request other school systems to share their respective developments in the area of criterion-objective referenced tests; and (5) the inclination of teachers to use criterion-objective referenced tests in their instructional activities. The major finding was the indication of considerable interest and usage of criterion-objective referenced testing in the member systems. An examination of the individual items revealed that there is generally limited understanding on the part of classroom teachers, and that little attention is given to the technical characteristics of these tests, such as reliability, validity, and item analyses. (Author/RC)
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 (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)