Examination of reliability and validity of the Performance Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) instruments, alternative assessment instruments of science process skills

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Susan M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Riesser, Sharon T. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:23Z
dc.date.created 1994 en_US
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1994 .R54 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180072
dc.description.abstract Assessment of science process skills in the elementary school is essential to a hands-on science program. Concern arises with the realization that there are few performance assessment instruments of science process skills, and most of the available instruments do not have documented reliability and validity standards. This study examines the reliability and validity of a set of science performance assessment instruments through the application of currently available statistical methods. The Performance Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) tests, which were formulated by S. M. Johnson as an alternative assessment of science process skills in the elementary school grades, are the subject of investigation.Third-grade students completed PASS instruments which measured the process skills of observation, binary classification, and measurement, and fifth-grade students completed PASS instruments which measured the science process skills of prediction, designing a controlled experiment, and hierarchicalclassification.Reliability and validity for the PASS instruments focused on alternate form reliability, internal reliability, inter-rater reliability and construct validity. This study revealed that statistical reliability and validity can be documented for some alternative assessments of science process skills. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent viii, 215 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Performance Assessment of Science Skills (Test) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Achievement tests -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.title Examination of reliability and validity of the Performance Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) instruments, alternative assessment instruments of science process skills en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/902509 en_US


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