ERIC Number: ED322157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
How To Write Tests for Students.
Miller, Patrick W.; Erickson, Harley E.
Guidelines, practical suggestions, and examples are offered to assist teachers in planning and developing tests to accurately measure student achievement. The six chapters cover: (1) planning tests; (2) developing tests; (3) assembling and administering tests; (4) interpreting test results; (5) assessing test items; and (6) improving test validity and reliability. Each chapter concludes with review questions and activities that apply to the information presented. The publication contains four appendices: a description of hierarchical levels for the affective, cognitive, and psychomotor learning domains; sample verbs for writing instructional objectives; a list of selected computer software for text generation and analysis; and sample test items from various curriculum areas. Also included are a glossary of terms and a 60-item bibliography. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Student Evaluation, Teacher Made Tests, Teacher Role, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Items, Test Reliability, Test Validity
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (stock number 3008-7-00, $10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Parts of this publication were adapted from "Teacher-Written Student Tests: A Guide for Planning, Creating, Administering, and Assessing" by P. W. Miller and H. E. Erickson (1985).