Accession Number:

ADA229851

Title:

Test Analysis Program Evaluation: Item Statistics as Feedback to Test Developers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 1989-Mar 1990,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The test analysis program was evaluated to determine the feasibility of using a personal computer to provide course developers with item statistics. This project was undertaken because of Signal School concern that course tests do not accurately measure student school performance. The evaluation focused on the usefulness of providing item statistics to course test developers and demonstrated that many of the tests contain poorly written items. The evaluation indicates that a computerized test analysis program can be used to identify questionable test items and help ensure Signal School tests are adequate to validate lessons and courses. RWJ

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE