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ERIC Number: ED138641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Item Analysis Report: MTEA.
Baldauf, Richard B., Jr.; Annesley, Frederick R.
The Micronesian Test of English Abilities (MTEA) is a measure of English second language achievement comprised of a listening comprehension section, a structure and vocabulary section, and a reading comprehension section. The original purpose of the test was to determine how well junior high Micronesian students had learned materials studied in the Tate Oral English series. Although the test was designed as a criterion referenced measure, and outer island students have been selected to go on to high school based on scores on the test, it has also been used for the last four years as a general English achievement measure for program evaluation. The purpose of the project, of which this report represents the first part, is to provide psychometric evidence about the MTEA by evaluating both forms of the test. Item analyses were performed and recommendations were made to establish and improve the psychometric properties of the test. These recommendations will be used in conjunction with recommendations from curriculum experts to produce two modified versions of the MTEA for the final development of local norms. Each of the three subtests of the MTEA for forms A and B was analyzed separately for each of five grades (6-10). The results were compiled by subtest in simplified summary form and are presented in the appendices. Summary statistics, means, standard deviations, and measures of internal consistency are provided at the beginning of each appendix. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: James Cook Univ. of North Queensland, Townsville (Australia). Dept. of Education.