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ERIC Number: ED359203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 11
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Objective Assessment of Preservice Teachers.
Boone, William; Svec, Michael
Characteristics of objective measurement and how to develop an objective instrument are discussed. Objective measurement can be thought of as that type of measurement in the social sciences that parallels the measurement that takes place in science. The following are aspects of scientific measurement that should be transferred to the measurement of individuals: (1) evaluating only one variable; (2) building the instrument around a theory; (3) continuous calibration of the measurement; (4) reporting of measurement errors; and (5) the ability to work equally well in a number of situations. All of these points must be considered in designing a measurement instrument. It is expected that everyone will use the instrument in the same manner. Unexpected responses must be used to improve measures, and for this reason, errors must be accurately reported. Other results from objective measurement using a stochastic model are discussed, including the implications of non-linearity. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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