ERIC Number: ED340725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Literacy Test: Administrator's Summary. Report No. 9-16506.
Riverside Publishing Co., Chicago. IL.
This summary for administrators describes the Cultural Literacy Test, which is designed to help monitor students' progress in attaining essential general knowledge and to serve as a rational means for assessing education in one of its most important dimensions: the achievement of functional literacy. Summary topics include test development, national standardization, technical information, scores and score reports, test items and objectives, uses and interpretation of test results, and test security. The test was developed by the Cultural Literacy Foundation with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Two forms of the test for high school and college were standardized by the Riverside Publishing Company using a national stratified random sample of 5,283 students in grades 11 and 12. Primary evidence for the validity of the Cultural Literacy Test comes from its close relationship to the construct of cultural literacy and the acceptance of the construct by educators and the public. Raw scores and percentile ranks, machine scored by the Riverside Publishing Company, are available for groups and individuals. The classroom package includes a report for students and parents explaining test results. Each form contains 115 questions (test time 40 minutes) in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. A 46-question sample test is included. Two tables present standardization data. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Assessment, Functional Literacy, Grade 11, Grade 12, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Humanities, Knowledge Level, North American Culture, Science Tests, Social Sciences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Manuals, Test Use
Riverside Publishing Company, 8420 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Riverside Publishing Co., Chicago. IL.