ERIC Number: ED236642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Assessment of Instructional Terms (AIT).
Alparaque, Idrenne; Fagan, William T.
Designed to grade children's knowledge of commonly used instructional terms in a particular language arts program, the AIT consists of a verbal part and a situational part. Each part assesses the same commonly used instructional terms: word, begin, letter, name, makes sense, beginning sounds, print, trace, capital letter, rhyme, period, stands for. In the situational task the terms are assessed in a worksheet format and the child is required to find an example in a functional situation. The verbal part consists of three questions for each term: a general question asking for a definition, a question concerning the use of the term, and a request for an example. The responses to the second and third questions in the verbal part may be analyzed statistically and compared to the response for the situational tasks. (This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts, Volume 2," published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. The TRIP review, included here as an introduction to the instrument, describes the instrument's category (reading/language arts), title, author, date, age range (primary grades), purpose, and physical characteristics.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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