ERIC Number: ED237317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Application of Videodisc Technology to the Diagnosis of Math Skills.
Hofmeister, Alan; Thorkildsen, Ron
Briefly presented are the rationale and procedures used to develop and validate an interactive videodisc program to assist in diagnosing difficulties in mathematics in grades 1-3. The mathematics assessment program is described as 408 criterion-referenced items divided into seven strands. Questions are administered until a student makes three consecutive errors; then the student is branched to the next section in a strand. At the teacher's option, the test can be administered in either English or Spanish. Information is also included on equipment configurations possible among videodisc players, microcomputers, touch screens, and printers, and disc capacity is noted. Finally, comments on formative evaluation needs are given. (MNS)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 13-15, 1983).