ERIC Number: ED349726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Writing Quality Teacher-Made Tests: A Handbook for Teachers.
Williams, Jane M.
This manual is designed to assist both special and regular educators with mastering the skills for developing quality teacher-made tests consistent with content-oriented instruction. The manual presents tips for constructing both objective and subjective, supply and select test questions--namely, short answer, essay, fill in the blanks or completion, true-false, matching, and multiple choice. The manual presents suggestions for using a table of specifications and item analysis to assure content validity of the tests and for developing multiple choice test questions which tap the higher order thinking skills of students. The manual also proposes solutions for eliminating formatting and construction errors and highlights pitfalls of each type of test question. A checklist for writing quality teacher-made tests is provided. Appendices include: (1) a list of verbs used in teacher-made tests for Bloom's Taxonomy of Education Objectives--Cognitive Domain; (2) a student guide to understanding words used in essay questions; and (3) a list of sample item stems for higher order cognitive questions. (Contains approximately 50 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Analysis, Teacher Made Tests, Test Construction, Test Format, Test Items, Thinking Skills, Verbs
Jane M. Williams, Wheaton High School, 12601 Dalewood Dr., Wheaton, MD 20906-4168 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A