ERIC Number: ED078031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1951-May
Reference Count: 0
Human Resources and the Aptitude Inventory.
Test Service Bulletin, n41 p2-9 May 1951
The high schools of our country have to answer for the educational and career planning of boys and girls. An annual aptitude inventory--preferably of the eighth- or ninth-grade population--can yield information which will aid the schools (a) in curricular planning, (b) in identification of which and how many pupils possess various patterns of ability, and (c) in planning for a positive program of personal counseling. This assaying of abilities should cover the whole range of individual differences including the near geniuses and the less able; all are human resources. The well-advised selection by pupils of appropriate courses and curricula can prevent the waste of a considerable amount of human potential, with attendant effects of frustration and maladjustment for the individual. Constructively it results in the development of our human resources along socially useful lines, both in terms of society's needs and the individual's possibilities. (For related documents, see TM 002 847-848.) (Author)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Ability, Aptitude Tests, Bulletins, Career Planning, Employment Potential, Human Resources, School Counseling, Student Characteristics, Vocational Aptitude
Test Service Bulletin, The Psychological Corporation, New York, N.Y.
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Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.