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ERIC Number: ED018220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 1
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THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TESTING.
GOSLIN, DAVID A.
BESIDES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VALIDITY OF TESTS AS PREDICTORS, AN IMPORTANT ISSUE IS THEIR SOCIAL EFFECTS IN FOUR AREAS--(1) THE INFLUENCE OF TEST SCORES ON THE OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS, (2) THE INFLUENCE OF TEST SCORES ON THE KINDS OF ADVICE GIVEN IN SCHOOLS AND COUNSELING AGENCIES, (3) THE EFFECTS OF SUCH "OBJECTIVE" INFORMATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL'S SELF-APPRAISAL, AND (4) THE ULTIMATE EFFECT OF SUCH TEST USAGE ON A SOCIETY THAT COMMITS ITSELF WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO USING SUCH MEASURES. RESEARCH INDICATES LITTLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER AND COUNSELOR OPINIONS ABOUT TESTS AND THEIR PERFORMANCE IN SITUATIONS WHERE TEST SCORES MAY BE USED, AND TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS VARY IN OPINIONS ABOUT REPORTING OF TEST SCORES. THE EFFECT OF TEACHER KNOWLEDGE OF SCORES UPON SUBSEQUENT ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS IS A MATTER FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION, AS IS THE QUESTION OF THE MEANS OF TEST INTERPRETATION TO THE STUDENT AND/OR HIS PARENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "PERSONNEL AND GUIDANCE JOURNAL," VOLUME 45, NUMBER 7, MARCH 1967. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
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