ERIC Number: ED173439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems (25th, New York, New York, October 31, 1964).
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This conference focuses upon various aspects of testing within a society, and upon technical advances in measurement. Philip H. DuBois's paper deals with China, a society dominated by tests, from 1115 BC--1905 AD. Donald W. Fiske discusses the effect of testing on the individual in modern America in his paper, "The Subject Looks at Psychological Tests." Three psychometricians discuss several new mathematical approaches to the analysis of test data: Louis Guttman, "The Structure of Interrelations Among Intelligence Tests;" Henry F. Kaiser, "Psychometric Approaches to Factor Analysis;" and Ledyard R Tucker, "Experiments in Multi-Mode Factor Analysis." Omar Khayyam Moore speaks on "Technology and Behavior." The four final papers dealt with various issues related to the testing of the culturally different: "Measurement Issues in the Counseling of the Culturally Disadvantaged," Martin Hamburger; "Principles of Developing Tests for the Culturally Different," William E. Coffman; "The Measurement of Environments," Richard Wolf; and "Social Class and Cultural Group Differences in Diverse Mental Abilities," Gordon Fifer. (BH)
Descriptors: Asian History, Culture Fair Tests, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, History, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Mathematical Models, Psychological Testing, Psychometrics, Public Opinion, Social Differences, State of the Art Reviews, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Testing, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.