Accession Number : AD0283359

Title :   SOME IMPLICATIONS OF TESTING PROCEDURES FOR AUTO-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 61,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s) : JACOBS, PAUL I.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A systematic comparison of problems and procedures reveals important implications for programming from the older field of testing. Theory and experience in test construction can be especially useful in the selection of valid criteria for assessing the effectiveness of a program, the ordering of instructional subject matter, the writing of instructional frames, and the formal evaluation of the program. Adaptive programming implies measurement of both aptitude and achievement in order to assign trainees to appropriate individual sequences of instruction. Possible applications resulting from examination of these and other issues are explored, and necessary further research is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEARNING, *PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), *TEACHING MACHINES, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, APTITUDE TESTS, EFFECTIVENESS, TEST CONSTRUCTION (PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, TESTS, THEORY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE