ERIC Number: ED212514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Formative Evaluation Instruments. Resource Material Development: Population Dynamics in Eighth Grade American History.
Massialas, Byron G.; And Others
This volume contains test questions for conducting formative evaluation for the series of eight units designed to introduce population concepts into eighth grade American history curriculum (SO 013 782-787). Roughly, two questions, corresponding to each day's lesson and arranged according to episodes, are found in this resource. They deal not only with intellectual skills in inquiry, but they also seek, where appropriate, the clarification of values and attitudes of students. Examples of a few questions and tasks students are asked include (1) listing desirable factors in choosing a place to settle; (2) marking appropriate locations for a school, city hall, home etc. on a map depicting a modern city; (3) answering brief essay questions, such as why a colonial farmer might want to have many children; and (4) stating a hypothesis about how the proportion of people living in a rural area would change as a country becomes industrialized. (Answers are provided for the teacher to some of the test questions). The same instrument may be used before and following instruction as pretests and posttests to ascertain the effectiveness of the material. These instruments are designed for formative evaluation of the goals of each day. Thus, it is expected that the results of the tests will be used by the teacher to improve instruction. (NE)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 782-788 and SO 013 835.