ERIC Number: ED160514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
A Test for Inquiry Social Studies, Grades 5 and 6 [And] Administrator's Guide.
Muir, Sharon Pray
The 40-item test measures fifth and sixth graders' ability to use inquiry skills in social studies. The test is unique in that it requires minimal prior knowledge of social studies and allows students to apply processes associated with higher cognitive thought. It can be used with any social studies program. The test has a multiple-choice format and can be completed by students in a 40 to 50 minute period. The developer has attempted to minimize sex bias by eliminating references to sex whenever possible. Male and female roles are evenly distributed when reference to sex is required. Skill areas covered by the test items include location, research, content reading, and distinguishing opinion from fact. The administrator's guide reviews development of the test in terms of reliability, content validity, difficulty, readability, and sexism. It also discusses interpretation of average scores and standard deviations, and provides an answer key. (AV)
Descriptors: Answer Keys, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Inquiry, Language Skills, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Multiple Choice Tests, Questioning Techniques, Research Skills, Scores, Sex Bias, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Validity, Tests
Dr. Sharon Muir, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 306 Gunderson Hall, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 ($1.00 per set, $6.50 for 30 tests plus one administrator's guide)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 156 597