An Introduction to the Theory of Educational Measurements

Pages: 388
Item #: 4320425
ISBN: 978-1-59147-966-6
List Price: $49.95
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Publication Date: 1923
Format: Softcover
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This volume is the outgrowth of an attempt by the author to give, to advanced college and graduate students, a course which would equip them so that they would be able to make critical studies of educational tests and to form intelligent judgments with reference to their usefulness. Although the volume is the direct outgrowth of the author's attempts to instruct college students, he hopes that it will afford a means of giving to superintendents and others who direct the use of educational tests in our public schools a point of view, as well as acquainting them with certain fundamental principles which seem necessary in order to secure the maximum returns from the investments that are being made in this field. The number of available educational tests has multiplied until it is necessary for one who is formulating a testing program to make a selection of the tests to be used. This selection should be made intelligently. After the tests are selected they should be used to increase the efficiency of the school. It is the author's hope that this volume will prove helpful in assisting those working with educational tests to accomplish these ends.

Table of Contents
  1. Editor's Introduction
  2. Preface
  3. List of Tables
  4. List of Figures
  5. The Beginnings of Standardized Objective Tests
  6. Nature and Process of Educational Measurements
  7. Uses of Educational Measurements in the Work of the School
  8. The Construction of Educational Tests
  9. Description of the Performances of Pupils
  10. Description of Performances of Pupils: Quality Scales
  11. Derived Scores
  12. Norms for Educational Tests and Their Uses
  13. How to Make a Critical Study of an Educational Test
  14. Using Standardized Educational Tests
  15. The Improvement of Examinations
  16. Statistical Methods: The Frequency Distribution and Its Description
  17. Statistical Methods: Relationship Existing Between Sets of Paired Facts
  18. Index