ERIC Number: ED178593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Criterion-Referenced Tests and Other Objective-Based Tests.
Kampe, Lynnette; Walker, Clinton B.
The Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) compiled a catalog of existing criterion referenced tests (CRT) and other objectives-based tests for use in kindergarten through grade 12. CSE consulted publishers' catalogs, bibliographies, and test lists, and conducted computer searches of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and Psychological Abstracts databases. Criteria for inclusion of criterion-referenced tests were: test availability; test's independence from a specific instructional program or curricular package; tests originally designed to indicate mastery or absolute level of performance; tests built on specific objectives; test items keyed to objectives; and scores provided for each objective. Excluded from the list of CRTs were tests which would have to be duplicated locally; checklists of observable behavior; developmental or customized versions of tests; and tests with only one item per objective. (There are two sets of test materials in the catalog: one listing criterion referenced tests, including title, publisher, and intended shcool level; and the second, listing objectives-based tests, including item banks, program-embedded tests, and custom-made CRT services. (MH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.