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Correcting fallacies about educational and psychological testing

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

American Psychological Association, Volume 1st, Washington, DC, p.287 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3051 .C6386 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/7815604

Keywords:

Educational tests and measurements--Standards, Employment tests--Standards, Professional education--Standards, Psychological tests--Standards

Notes:

"Standardized testing is used for diagnosis, selection, and measuring of achievement in many social fields, including psychology, education, employment, and professional credentialing. Its benefits are numerous and substantial but are not well articulated or well publicized. Measurement specialists are mainly positive about the worth of standardized testing. Meanwhile, sources that engage public debate tend to be less scientifically informed and more negative about the value of testing."