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ERIC Number: ED199083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Course Objectives and Planned Comparisons.
Warren, Jerry A.
It is argued that course content should be specified as explicitly as possible in terms of what is expected of the student in the future. Four levels of details are addressed: (1) customary course objectives; (2) behavioral questions; (3) behavioral objectives; and (4) exams. The report described the Statistical Test Item Collection System (STICS), a support system consisting of a national file of statistical questions and answers and a series of computer programs. The three major points made by this document are: (1) statistics courses often vary wildly in content and requirements; (2) much of the variation can be traced to a failure to clearly specify what the course is to accomplish and what is to be required of students; (3) one way to provide the kind of specification needed is to record the behavioral objectives and the exam items that apply to a course. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A