An Introduction to the Theory of Educational Measurements
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.