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ERIC Number: ED036808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 26
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The OST: Theory, Instrument and Norms.
Dunn, James A.
The OST is a technique quite different from anything reported elsewhere in the literature. The model underlying OST work assumes that an individual's intellect, at any given point in time, is the set of all information he has at his disposal at that point in time. The set of concepts an individual has at any point in time may radically change over time. The OST has reasonable face and construct validity; and yields scores that make a unique contribution to achievement score variance. The OST scores also reveal clear cut developmental differences that are at the same time both understandable and compatible with current theories of cognitive development. Because of its simplicity, and its inherent and nonthreatening appeal to children, there is the distinct possibility it may find its way to applied diagnostic use in clinical assessment areas. Its heuristic character has already been demonstrated and its research possibilities are being considered. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Health Services and Mental Health Administration (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Silver Spring, MD.
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August 31--September 4, 1969