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Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth

Works: 5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 10 library holdings
Classifications: LC4692.O7,
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Algorithms for Developing Test Questions from Sentences in Instructional Materials An Extension of an Earlier Study by Gale H Roid( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An earlier study was extended and replicated to examine the feasibility of generating multiple-choice test questions by transforming sentences from prose instructional material. In the first study, a computer-based algorithm was used to analyze prose subject matter and to identify high-information words. Sentences containing selected words were then 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. In this replication, the tests were administered to 249 high school students, and results were combined with those obtained earlier. This provided stable estimates of item difficulty. Results supported those obtained earlier. Thus, it appears that this item-writing technique is feasible and that algorithmic methods of generating foils produce items of reasonably good quality. (The prose passage used in the study and examples of test items are appended). (Author/CTM)
Showing progress : a systematic evaluation of Oregon's program for the trainable retarded by Jerry McGee( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation was conducted on the effectiveness of classroom services authorized by 1969 Oregon legislation and provided to trainable mentally retarded (TMR) children between 4 and 21 years of age. During the 1969-70 school year, services were provided to 483 TMR children in 15 different projects administered by the Mental Health Division and 14 agencies contracted by the Division. Change evidenced by TMR students in the areas of self help skills, language development, and motor development was measured by Gunzberg's Progress Assessment Chart, Parsons Language Sample, and Teaching Research Motor Development Scale, respectively. Scales were used to evaluate students (368 were both pre- and posttested) in all 15 projects in October 1969 and again in April 1970. Thirty-five tables and graphs report the t-test values obtained for the TMR population in each of the three measures and in each of the subtests of each measure, t-test values determined by school for each measure and subtest, and t-test values by age level for each measure and subtest. Based upon comparison of pre- and posttest scores, it was concluded that TMR children along the entire age span of 4 to 21 years could and did learn from well organized, structured programs, in spite of the variables unique to each program. (KW)
Fatherless Boys, Teacher Perceptions, and Male Teacher Influence A Pilot Study. Final Report by Paul Dawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research to be described includes two related investigations, one of which was a study of elementary school teachers' perceptions of fatherless boys. The second study involved an attempt to determine relative affects of male and female teachers on the social and emotional development of fatherless boys during the early elementary school years. Twenty-two fourth grade fatherless boys were studied in terms of various measures of social and emotional development. Eleven of these children were in the classrooms of male teachers during the course of an entire school year, while the remaining 11 were under the influence of female teachers. Results consistently favored the male teacher influence, with significantly higher ratings on overall social and emotional development for boys in male teacher classrooms. Significantly higher scores were also obtained by the male teacher group in terms of the childrens' self confidence, feelings of self worth, and ability to accept responsibility. Findings tend to support the argument for the use of male teachers in the elementary grades. (Author/SFK)
Oregon statewide study of systematic vocational education planning, implementation, evaluation. phase 1-manpower needs, data collection devices and occupational clusters. final report by Monmouth Oregon State System Of Higher Education( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The objective of the study was to develop a dynamic system for inputing data on human and occupational resources for use in developing vocational education programs to meet current and future occupational needs. In the first of four phases, the objectives were to develop: (1) data gathering instruments designed to continuously assess human resources, employment opportunities and educational programs; (2) a system for assessing job opportunities which cluster required job skills and mental processes; and, (3) manuals of procedure for use by field personnel in administering data gathering instruments and employing the clustering system. Survey questionnaires to be used with students, dropouts, employees, employers, secondary school vocational programs, community college vocational programs, and proprietary schools were developed, field tested, analyzed, and modified. A two-dimensional clustering system which combined worker functions and processes was developed, jobs in occupational areas representing mechanical, electrical, and symbolic skills were used as samples in developing task descriptions and numerical loadings from which clusters were formed. Guidelines were prepared for administering data gathering instruments and employing the clustering system. Included are: (1) detailed descriptions of instrument development, (2) a bibliography, and (3) extensive appendixes containing related information, an instrument analysis, the guide for administering instruments, the instruments, a supplement to instrument utilization, task descriptions, and classification loadings. (jm)
Research on the Technology of Item Writing( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research on new methods of writing test questions for use in instructional systems is summarized in this final report. Three tasks were completed: (1) experimental studies comparing several methods of transforming sentences from instructional materials into test questions, (2) a review of methods and an experimental study comparing the sentence-based questions with items written from learning objectives, and (3) the developement of a Handbook on Item Writing for Criterion-Referenced Tests
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