Teacher-Written Student Tests: A Guide for Planning, Creating, Administering, and Assessing

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National Education Association, Jan 1, 1985 - Examinations - 64 pages
This publication offers guidelines, practical suggestions, and examples for developing better teacher-made tests. It is divided into five chapters: (1) Planning Classroom Tests, (2) Guidelines for Developing Classroom Tests, (3) Assembling and Administering Classroom Tests, (4) Assessing Test Items, and (5) Desirable Characteristics of Tests. Instructional objectives are included in planning appropriate test items; general and specific guidelines are given for developing classroom tests. An item response profile and discussion of item discrimination are necessary for assessing test items. Descriptions of validity and reliability are included as desirable characteristics of tests. Appendices give sample verbs used to identify specific student behaviors; sample verbs used in various curriculum areas; and sample test items for Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Science, and Social Studies. (LMO)

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Contents

Preface
5
Guidelines for Developing Classroom Tests
11
Assembling and Administering Classroom Tests
17
Desirable Characteristics of Tests
29
Appendices
35
Bibliography
64
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