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Education, Secondary--Iowa; Education, Secondary--Saskatchewan; Education, Secondary; Iowa Tests of Educational Development; Iowa; Saskatchewan;


The purpose of this investigation was to study the performance of grade XI students of Saskatchewan (Canada) and Iowa (U. S. A.) on two of the Iowa Tests of Educational Development: Test 3, Correctness and Appropriateness of Expression; and Test 4, Ability to Do Quantitative Thinking. The interpretation of the performances involved examination of several related educational factors.

The sample comprising 543 grade XI students was drawn from twelve selected Saskatchewan high schools.

In each of the twelve participating high schools, the principal arranged for the administration of the two ITED tests and the Student Questionnaire: Form A. In addition, the principal reported scholastic averages for the participants.

Evidence on each of the two ITED tests included mean, standard deviation, standard score distribution, and percentile norms. Item analysis data were collected and analyzed for five selected items of ITED 4, Ability to Do Quantitative Thinking. Data on Saskatchewan students included information about such related matters as scholastic averages, post high school plans, academic aspirations, hobbies, parental occupations, and reactions to ITED 3 and ITED 4. The numerical data pertaining to test scores and scholastic averages made possible large number of intercorrelations. Responses to five of the nine items of Student Questionnaire: Form A were summarized. Previously available test data for the United States, with emphasis on Iowa, provided a basis for comparisons.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies


Department of Education and Psychology

First Advisor

Gordon J. Rhum


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