ERIC Number: ED195393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1946
Reference Count: 0
The Measurement of Understanding. The Forty-Fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part I.
Brownell, William A.; And Others
Following a brief consideration of the meanings of the terms "measurement" and "understanding," the first section of this yearbook is devoted to the theoretical aspects of understanding in elementary and secondary school students, including the importance of teaching for understanding, the nature of understanding, and nine general principles applicable to the evaluation of understanding. Presented in the second section are various methods which may be used to evaluate or measure student understandings in the subject areas of social sciences, science, elementary school mathematics, secondary school mathematics, language arts, fine arts, health education, physical education, home economics, agriculture, technical education, and industrial arts. Individual authors define understanding as they believe it applies to their subject matter specialty, usually in terms of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor goals and objectives. Examples are then given of different methods used to measure student understandings specific to the stated goals and objectives for each subject matter area. These measures include pencil-paper multiple-choice tests, observations, discussions, interviews, debates, rating scales, and essay tests among others. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Comprehension, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Health Education, Learning, Mathematics Education, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Objectives, Physical Education, Science Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Social Studies, Testing
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Society for the Study of Education, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related document, see SE 033 167.