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ERIC Number: ED012599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TESTING PRACTICES AND PROBLEMS IN JUNIOR COLLEGES--A SURVEY.
SEIBEL, DEAN W.
DURING A SERIES OF VISITS TO A SELECTED SAMPLE OF 63 JUNIOR COLLEGES, DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD WITH STAFF MEMBERS CONCERNING TESTING PRACTICES, PROBLEMS, AND NEEDS. DATA ON THE KINDS OF STANDARDIZED TESTS USED, THE PURPOSES OF USING EACH KIND OF TEST, THE SPECIFIC TESTS USED, TESTING NEEDS AND PROBLEMS, AND ATTITUDES TOWARD TESTING ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE REPORT FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND INDEPENDENT JUNIOR COLLEGES. STANDARDIZED TESTS ARE WIDELY USED IN JUNIOR COLLEGES, PARTICULARLY DURING AN INITIAL PERIOD EXTENDING THROUGH THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE FRESHMAN YEAR. EVALUATION NEEDS OF THE INSTITUTIONS SEEM TO BE MET BY TESTING IN THE AREAS OF ADMISSION, GUIDANCE, PLACEMENT, AND RESEARCH. PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED INCLUDE LACK OF APPROPRIATE NORMS, DIFFICULTY IN LOCATING OR SELECTING APPROPRIATE TESTS, AND INADEQUATE USE OF TEST INFORMATION. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND NEED INDICATE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TESTS TO MEET NEWLY DEFINED MEASUREMENT OBJECTIVES. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Princeton)