ERIC Number: ED291781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Made Tests and Testing: Classroom Resources, Guidelines, and Practices.
Marso, Ronald N.; Pigge, Fred L.
A total of 326 public school teachers of kindergarten through grade 12 responded to a survey about teacher-made tests, testing practices, and the availability of testing resources and guidelines. Testing practices and preferences were found to vary significantly by grade level, subject area, and length of teaching experience. School testing resources and guidelines varied by school setting and grade level. Most teachers (75 percent) reported high accessibility to student records, availability of curricular guides with objectives, instructor manuals with test items, administration of 50 or more tests annually, and preference for multiple-choice items. Fewer teachers (about 50 percent) reported regular access to reproduction services and the availability of school guidelines for assigning marks. Very few teachers (25 percent or fewer) reported access to computer support services. About 80 percent of the teachers reported rarely or never calculating test means or standard deviations. Over 50 percent of the teachers reported never having estimated test reliability or completing item analyses. Tabulations of teacher responses are appended. (Author/TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 15-17, 1987).