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ERIC Number: ED002891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 243
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THE USE OF TEST RESULTS.
HASTINGS, J.T.; AND OTHERS
THE STUDY BEGAN WITH A STATEWIDE QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL STATISTICS ABOUT VARIABLES EXPECTED TO BE OF CONTINUING INTEREST, AND TENTATIVE ANSWERS TO SUCH QUESTIONS AS WHETHER FORMAL TRAINING IN TESTING IS ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT PRACTICES IN THE USE OF TESTS OR IN DIFFERENT BELIEFS ABOUT THEIR USEFULNESS, AND WHETHER THE PRESENCE OF COUNSELORS IN SCHOOLS HAS OBSERVABLE AND RELEVANT EFFECTS ON THE CONDITIONS OF STUDENTS. THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNATED SUBSTUDY A. SUBSTUDY B WAS AN EXPLORATORY TRAINING PROJECT, SUBSTUDY C COVERED FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCED TEACHERS' DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES, AND SUBSTUDY D REPORTED ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO TEACHERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS USE OF INFORMATION ACQUIRED BY MEANS OF TESTS. THE RESEARCH REPORTED IS THE FIRST PHASE OF A LARGER PROGRAM. SOME OF ITS MORE IMPORTANT PRODUCTS WERE METHODOLOGICAL--KIT, THE CARD SORT, AND THE FINDING THAT TEACHERS CAN DESCRIBE ONLY VERY POORLY THEIR OWN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES. OTHERS WERE ESTIMATIONS OF THE BRUTE LEVEL ATTITUDE OR REPORTED PRACTICES AS TO HOW MANY 11TH GRADERS IN ILLINOIS FELT THAT THEIR TEACHERS SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS THEY OUGHT TO SPEND IN GETTING TO KNOW THEIR STUDENTS, OR HOW MANY MENTIONED SCHOOL FACULTY MEMBERS WHEN ASKED TO WHOM THEY USUALLY GO TO TALK OVER THEIR PLANS AND PROBLEMS. THE SUBSTANTIVE FINDINGS SUGGESTED IMPORTANT FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED, NOT ONLY IN FURTHER RESEARCH, BUT IN TRAINING COUNSELORS AND TESTING EXPERTS. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Urbana)