ERIC Number: ED103446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Assessment in Schools, Colleges and Society.
Mann, Peter B., Ed.
Testing, assessment, and evaluation, all based on measurement, are assuming increasingly important roles in American society. They are becoming a more vital force in the world of work, in education, and in the processes of determining the effectiveness of social institutions. Educational Testing Service (ETS) convened a conference for education editors and writers on "Assessment in Schools, Colleges and Society" because newspapers, magazines, and journals, after all, are the primary conduits for information flowing from specialists to the various groups affected by their work. But communication with the general public, educators, and business and government leaders is essential for specialists in measurement. The success of their work depends to an extraordinary degree on the understanding of both those whose abilities and achievements are measured and those who use the results. Some topics of discussion were evaluating educational programs, forecasting assessment needs in higher education, assessment for career decisions, and roles and implications of assessment for society. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for Statewide Educational Assessment.