ERIC Number: ED151375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Development and Refinement of Reading and Mathematics Tests for Grades 2 and 5. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. Technical Report Series. Technical Report III-1. Continuation of Phase III A.
Filby, Nikola N.; Dishaw, Marilyn
Achievement tests that are maximally sensitive to effective instruction in reading and mathematics for grades 2 and 5 were developed and refined. Important considerations regarding the tests' validity were: its coverage of instructional content (opportunity to learn), and its reactivity to instruction. Student ability must be minimally related to change in performance, and when the opportunity to learn is high, that factor must be maximally related to performance in order to have a test that is useful in studies of teaching effectiveness. An ability by opportunity to learn matrix was constructed for every item included in the test batteries. The data for each subtest are included, as well as correlations between the subtests. Sample test items are included in Appendix A. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 2, Grade 5, Item Analysis, Reading Tests, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Validity, Time Factors (Learning)
Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, 1020 O Street, Sacramento, California 95814 (Appendices C and D, single copies, free of charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Appendices C and D of the original document--which contain test items--are copyrighted and therfore are not available nor included in the pagination; For related documents, see TM 006 794 and 795