ERIC Number: EJ961167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Test Item Construction and Validation: Developing a Statewide Assessment for Agricultural Science Education
Rivera, Jennifer E.
Career and Technical Education Research, v36 n2 p69-80 2011
The State of New York Agriculture Science Education secondary program is required to have a certification exam for students to assess their agriculture science education experience as a Regent's requirement towards graduation. This paper focuses on the procedure used to develop and validate two content sub-test questions within a Criterion-Reference Test (CRT) framework. It highlights the theoretical and historical underpinnings of CRT design and focuses on the implementation of this method to develop an item bank for plant and animal systems. Findings emphasize the steps followed in CRT process and share some of the benefits and limitations of this method to develop a valid and reliable examination. This procedure can be used to inform career and technical education fields, as they are currently experiencing a rise in accountability systems as a component of their programs.
Descriptors: Test Items, Item Banks, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Agricultural Education, Secondary Education, Measurement, Exit Examinations, Criterion Referenced Tests
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~laanan/actermain/publications.shtml
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New York State Regents Examinations