Abstract

This purpose of this thesis was to create a valid, reliable, fair test bank for the textbook Paraprofessionals in the Classroom (Ashbaker & Morgan, 2006). This textbook was written specifically for the education of paraprofessionals. Further education beyond high school is one of the options recommended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to assist paraprofessionals in becoming highly qualified to work with children with special needs. Extensive research was conducted by the researcher on what constituted a good test bank. Excerpts were selected from seven chapters of the textbook. Questions and a rating scale for each question were written for each excerpt. The mentors selected paraprofessionals from various fields of special education to answer and rate the questions. Each paraprofessional read the excerpts and questions from three different chapters and then rated each question for difficulty level. The answers and question ratings were analyzed, the questions revised as necessary, and the test bank was completed.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Rights

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Date Submitted

2006-07-26

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1520

Keywords

paraprofessional, paraprofessionals, test, testing, testbank, textbook

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