ERIC Number: ED174668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1955-Oct-29
Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems. (New York, New York, October 29, 1955).
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The conference focused upon the users of tests in counseling and guidance. The first session centered on multi-factor ability test batteries, with papers on Use of Multi-Factor Aptitude Tests in School Counseling, by Robert D. North; Use of the General Aptitude Test Battery in the Employment Service, by Pauline K. Anderson; Service Tests of Multiple Aptitudes, by Edward E. Cureton; and Logic of and Assumptions Underlying Differential Testing, by John W. French. Papers in the second session considered methods of improving communication of test information. Particular attention was given to the responsibility of the test user for initiating and maintaining communication with the test author and publisher. Papers were given by John W. Gustad on Helping Students Understand Test Information; Alexander G. Wesman on the Obligations of the Test User; and David H. Dingilian on How Basic Organization Influences Testing. The lucheon address was a re-examination of the role of the psychologist in modern society, presented by Morris S. Viteles. The final session reviewed the relative merits of clinical and actuarial approaches to prediction. Participants in the panel were Nevitt Sanford, Charles C. McArthur, Joseph Zubin, Lloyd G. Humphreys, and Paul E. Meehl. (BH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.