ERIC Number: ED341719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Test Item Construction in the Cognitive Domain.
Green, Kinsey B.
This individualized learning package on test item construction as a component of evaluation is designed for the undergraduate student in teacher education programs. The hierarchy of learning levels on which the package rests is that of B. Bloom's (1956) taxonomy of learning. The premises are that higher order learning is significant and desirable and that test items are more likely to measure learning effectively if items are in the same domain and at the same level as are objectives. Section I of this learning package examines the following items of non-essay tests: (1) multiple choice; (2) alternate choice; (3) matching; (4) fill-in-the-blank; and (5) listing. Section II examines developing essay test items. Section III focuses on quest-type (adventure) test items. Keys for pre-test and section tasks are included. Throughout the package, there is emphasis on the relationship of objective and evaluation items. Although the package is intended for pre-service teachers, it may be useful to in-service teachers as well. The tasks in each section include sample questions. A 14-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Essay Tests, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Objective Tests, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Items, Testing Problems, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Students
Home Economics Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Publication A261-08442).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Washington, DC.