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ERIC Number: ED088898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-29
Pages: 79
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Problems of Measurement and the NIE Program.
Mason, Ward S.
A need exists for the National Institute of Education (NIE) to extend the range of its concern with measurement into a number of new areas. While the measurement of basic cognitive abilities is well-advanced, accurate measures of affective and higher-order cognitive abilities are not generally available. Measurement could also be extended into other dimensions as well; specifically, the advancement of the ability to measure systems; the development of the measurement sub-disciplines of sociology and political science; improvement of unobtrusive data collection methods such as observation; better support for the research and development community; detection and measurement of unplanned consequences of educational programs; identification of inputs, contexts, and processes related to educational outcomes; emphasizing the importance of theory in deciding what needs to be measured. The author presents tentative recommendations for initiatives into the newly-defined areas of educational measurement. (NE)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.