ERIC Number: ED266162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
English Language Arts: Reading Objectives and Measurement Specifications, 1986-1990. Exit Level. Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS).
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
The Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) Exit Level Reading Test is based on ten behavioral objectives that fall under six skill areas. Satisfactory performance on this test is required for high school graduation in Texas. This document, intended for teachers and test developers, presents general testing instructions and specifications for each of the ten objectives. Test items and answer choices are described, and sample items are included for the multiple choice test. The six skill areas are: (1) identifying the main idea; (2) using context and word structure to identify word meaning; (3) identifying specific details and sequences of events; (4) drawing logical inferences; (5) selecting and using reference sources; and (6) literary analysis and distinguishing fact from opinion. (GDC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Educational Assessment, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Literary Criticism, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading Achievement, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Research Skills, State Programs, State Standards, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills