ERIC Number: ED177283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Field Validation of the Career Education Curriculum Project Modules. Phase II. 7-12 Instrument Development. Final Report. Part II.
Moore, Earl; Wellman, Frank
Focusing on the measurement of outcomes rather than on module materials specifically, test items were constructed to evaluate the Career Education Modules for grades 7-12 developed by the Missouri Career Education Project. First, the stated learning objectives of the modules were converted into outcome objectives. Next, the relevant vocabulary, concepts, and principles presented in the modules were abstracted and compared with the outcome objectives. All the outcome measures were converted to behavioral objectives, which composed the initial pool of test items generated by the staff members. This pool of items was then reviewed for readability, clarity of instruction, grammatical errors, and format of questions. Revisions were made, and a final draft of each module was constructed and reviewed. Arrangements were made at a local junior high school and a local high school to provide subjects for the pilot study of the developed test items. The Item Analysis Program of the Mermac Computer Package was used to analyze the questions. All items considered too easy or too difficult according to statistical results were eliminated or revised. (Specific item analysis and comments for each module are reported. The pilot study tests are appended.) (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri Evaluation Projects.