ERIC Number: ED183623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Survey of Test Selectors' Concern and the Test Selection Process.
Dotseth, Margaret; And Others
As part of the development of a collection of criterion-referenced test reviews, a survey was conducted to determine the information needs of educators who select tests. Three aspects of test selection were emphasized: (1) factors affecting choices among available tests; (2) consumers' knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about criterion referenced tests; and (3) the test selection process. The pilot version of the survey was returned by ten principals; the final questionnaire had over 60 items and was divided into two sections. The factors survey--dealing with test characteristics and sources of information which affect test selection--was returned by 531 educators. The process survey--concerning the identities of test selectors, the process of selection, and the use of criterion referenced tests in the respondent's district--was returned by 361 respondents. Results indicated that all factors or test characteristics were considered important by the respondents when choosing a test, and that there was great concern for matching test content with local curriculum objectives. (A summary of results and both questionnaires are included). (GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.