ERIC Number: ED183198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Documentation of CTRS--Computerized Test-Result Reporting System. The Illinois Series on Educational Application of Computers, No. 22e.
Muiznieks, Viktors J.; Cox, John
The Computerized Test-Result Reporting System (CTRS), which consists of three programs written in the BASIC language, was developed to analyze obective tests, test items, test results, and to provide the teacher-user with interpreted data about the performance of tests, Lest items, and students. This paper documents the three programs from the viewpoints of both the potential user in a school system who is not necessarily familiar with computers, and the computer programmer wishing to examine the structure of the system or seeking to modify the programs for use on a computer system using a different version of BASIC language. In this paper, the programs are described as they were written in Version 1.0 of the ICOM-DEBBI brand of BASIC. The three programs are PREP, a preparation program used to convert unformulated student answers into a more readily graded form; GRADE, a test grading and analysis program used to produce student results, item analysis, and test reliability results, and to output this information in printed form; and DUMP1, which is used to obtain cumulative statistics about CTRS use for more detailed analysis. Appendices include sample output from GRADE and DUMP1, as well as program listings, variables, and flow diagrams for the three programs, and the TEXT file. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Secondary Education.