ERIC Number: EJ433658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Focused Test Review Items: Improved Textbook-Test Alignment in Social Studies.
Steinbrink, John E.; Jones, Robert M.
Social Studies, v82 n2 p72-76 Mar-Apr 1991
Examines textbook-test alignment in the social studies curriculum. Defines alignment as review items conceptually and contextually matching test items. Indicates research that shows critically low alignment levels between review and test items, providing examples from a fifth grade textbook. Outlines five steps by which teachers can develop focused study items to improve student achievement. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Content Validity, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Research, Grades (Scholastic), Instructional Materials, Item Analysis, Review (Reexamination), Scores, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Student Improvement, Study Guides, Teacher Developed Materials, Test Content, Test Items, Textbooks
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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