Accession Number : ADA080262


Title :   Algorithms for Developing Test Questions from Sentences in Instructional Materials: an Extension of an Earlier Study


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 1977-Sep 1978


Corporate Author : OREGON STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION MONMOUTH


Personal Author(s) : Roid, Gale H ; Haladyna, Tom ; Finn, Patrick


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a080262.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The purpose of this effort was to extend or replicate an earlier study that examined the feasibility of generating multiple-choice test questions by transforming sentences from prose instructional materials. In that study, a computer-based algorithm was used to analyze prose subject matter and to identify high-information words. Sentences containing selected words were than transformed into multiple-choice items by four writers who generated foils or question alternatives informally and by an algorithmic method. These items were then organized into tests and administered to 24 college students before and after they had studied the instructional materials.


Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS , *INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , *WRITING , AUTOMATION , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , DATA PROCESSING , NATURAL LANGUAGE , WORDS(LANGUAGE)


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Linguistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE