ERIC Number: ED173432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1951-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems (New York, New York, November 3, 1951).
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Three topics were discussed at this conference: (1) the supply and identification of high level talent; (2) problems of evaluation in general education; and (3) the development of tests for the measurement of non-intellectural functions. Tony Oxtoby and John T. Dailey discussed military and civilian personnel research on talent identification and talent supply. Robert J. Havighurst discussed psychological and sociological factors affecting the supply of talent, and Robert L. Thorndike spoke of future trends. Paul L. Dressel addressed evaluation problems related to general education, including the testing of critical thinking. Major General Lewis B. Hershey, Director of the Selective Service presented the luncheon address. Testing of non-intellectual functions was described by Donald W. MacKinnon--who discussed the measurement of personal effectivness--and Raymond B. Cattell--who discussed the structure and assessment of personality. John Dollard and Silvan S. Tomkins offered further commentaries. (GDC)
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Ability, Educational Testing, General Education, Higher Education, Human Resources, Individual Characteristics, Military Personnel, Occupational Tests, Personality Measures, Personnel Selection, Psychological Testing, Research Reports, Talent Identification, Test Construction, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.