ERIC Number: ED266734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
College Student Achievement Objectives and Tests.
McMillan, James H.; Potter, David L.
Information about student achievement outcomes is presented, and tests for each outcome area are described. The tests are categorized according to knowledge objectives, skill objectives, and intellectual disposition. Knowledge objectives include comprehension of facts and principles within a particular discipline (specialized knowledge) or a broad area of study (general knowledge). Skills are capabilities to perform intellectual and motor tasks, including verbal and quantitative communication of knowledge. Intellectual disposition is an attitude toward and an inclination to use knowledge and skills. Tests to measure intellectual disposition are self-report instruments for students to indicate their activities or values. Tests are also subcategorized as to whether they involve general or specialized knowledge or skills, or generic skills (i.e, intellectual capabilities that involve "higher order" thinking such as application, analysis, synthesis, reasoning, critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving). Twenty-four tests are briefly described, with a statement of purpose and information on test length, cost, and the publisher. Also listed are tests of knowledge and skills in specific fields of study at the baccalaureate and associate degree levels. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Certification, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Outcomes of Education, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Test Selection
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: N/A