ERIC Number: ED132456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Assessment of Cognitive Behavioral Objectives: An Essential Step in Curriculum Development and Change.
Woodbury, Charles A., Jr.; Jacobson, Milton D.
Crucial to curriculum development and change is the assessment of cognitive objective achievement and the identification of cognitive needs. Validation of instrumentation to evaluate the attainment of cognitive behavioral objectives was an essential first step in a state-wide educational needs assessment study conducted by the investigators. A total of 3,365 behavioral objectives in 23 cognitive subjects were selected or developed by academic specialists and authorities. Attainment was assessed by the state mandated testing program utilizing nationally standardized tests. The tests were administered to a sample of 20,000 pupils in grades four, seven and eleven within Virginia schools. The assessment of the test's content validities was accomplished by inspectional analyses which compared test items with selected behavioral objectives. The findings are described in light of the limitations of using nationally standardized tests to measure local performance outcomes. The investigators recommend the development of criterion-referenced exercises. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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