ERIC Number: ED039622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Measuring Normal Affective States in Children.
The present evaluation attempts to simplify the task of incorporating the affective components into an existing system of goals for the school. The two major sources used in collecting the affective goals were existing personality tests and psychological theories of personality. After compiling the affective goals, the team developed their own test evaluation method (labeled the MEAN method) which consists of four evaluation criteria: measurement validity, examinee appropriateness, administrative usability, and normed technical excellence. Among the major findings of the evaluation effort were the generally poor validity ratings for both content and predictive validity, and similarly poor results on the reliability measures (normal technical excellence). The two most conspicuous findings were: (1) the areas that had almost no (General Activity, Lethargy), or few (Need Achievement and Interest Areas, and Self Esteem) measures available; and (2) the many tests with poor ratings on the first and fourth MEAN criteria. (Author/EK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.