TESTING, ITS PLACE IN EDUCATION TODAY by Henry Chauncey

TESTING, ITS PLACE IN EDUCATION TODAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from p. 825 when scheduled for earlier publication, as follows: ""For parents, teachers and 'interested school board members', this is an over-view of current testing techniques applied at the various school levels with a short account of what preceded even Binet and Terman. Throughout Mr. Chauncey maintains a modified, qualified approach- indicating limitations as well as assets- in his discussion of intelligence tests or scholastic aptitude (a gauge to learning capacity); achievement tests (a measure of knowledge and skills learned); the test as both a teaching aid and riterion of teaching itself; college entrance admissions and the tests used by the more and the less selective colleges. This chapter will certainly be of most interest to parents today, along with some advice on how to improve the test results. The true and false on present day practices which are such powerful determinants in school and college placement- a reality whether desirable or not.

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1963
Publisher: Harper & Row