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ERIC Number: ED017031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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TESTING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE AND FUTURE FOCUS. STUDENT PERSONNEL SERIES NO. 6.
BARCLAY, JAMES R.
THE ROLE OF TESTING AS A SPECIAL MODERN TECHNIQUE OF ASSESSMENT IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IS EXAMINED. THE EMPHASIS IS UPON THE USE OF TESTS AS PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS IN COLLEGE, THE CLARIFICATION OF CRITERIA USED TO EVALUATE HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THIS SETTING, AND THE BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF CULTURAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL DIMENSIONS OF TESTING AND TEST USAGE. THE PROBLEMS AND SCOPE OF TESTING ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF--GROUPS CONCERNED WITH TESTS, THE NATURE OF TESTING, TESTS AS PREDICTORS OF COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT, CRITICISMS OF TESTING, AND THE USE OF TEST RESULTS AS EVALUATION MEASURES. RESEARCH RELATED TO THE CRITERIA AND THE PREDICTORS USED IN TESTING ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF--(1) INTELLECTIVE AND NONINTELLECTIVE PREDICTORS, (2) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TESTING, AND (3) RESEARCH LEADING TO MORE OPERATIONALLY PRECISE PREDICTORS. THE NATURE OF CULTURE, ASSESSMENT IN A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHANGING MECHANISMS OF CONTROL TO THE ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL CONTROL ARE DISCUSSED. THE FINAL CHAPTER INCLUDES DISCUSSION OF--(1) THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TESTING MODEL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, (2) THE COMPUTER'S ROLE IN COLLEGE-STUDENT COMMUNICATION AND DECISION-MAKING, (3) THE COUNSELOR AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE, (4) IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY OF LEARNING FOR COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS, AND (5) BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND CONTROL. THIS MONOGRAPH IS AVAILABLE FROM THE AMERICAN PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE ASSOCIATION, 1605 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., N.W. WASH., D.C. 20009 FOR $1.50. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
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