ERIC Number: ED150191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Testing and the Public Interest.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The 1976 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Invitational Conference served as a platform for individuals who have been prominent in educational measurement and research to present their views on issues surrounding the testing controversy. The 1976 ETS "The Testing Scene: Chaos and Controversy," presents a historical review of events surrounding the testing controversy. In "Test Theory and the Public Interest," Frederic M. Lord suggested three alternatives for solving some of the problems of cultural test bias: weighted scoring techniques, tailored testing, and item sampling. Esther E. Diamond discussed test construction techniques that could alleviate bias, in "Testing: The Baby and the Bath Water Are Still With Us." In "One Man's View of Testing," William Raspberry stated that norming contributes to cultural bias. Thelma T. Daley discussed the effects of testing on students, in "The Student and Testing." In the final paper, "Where Ignorance Is Bliss--'Tis Folly to be Testing," Robert L. Thorndike recommended that tests be evaluated in light of the decisions that will be based upon their results. (BW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adaptive Testing, Awards, Career Development, Competitive Selection, Conference Reports, Criterion Referenced Tests, Culture Fair Tests, Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Item Sampling, Low Ability Students, Minority Groups, Norm Referenced Tests, Performance Factors, Racial Discrimination, Scores, Sex Discrimination, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Test Anxiety, Test Bias, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability, Test Theory, Test Validity, Testing Problems
Invitational Conference, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.