ERIC Number: ED174669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems. (20th, New York, New York, November 3, 1956).
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The conference theme was Testing--Then and Now, based upon the assumption that psychometrists should review their origins and look forward to their future. In the area of intelligence testing, Nancy Bayley discussed the research that re-assessed previous concepts of the nature of intellectual growth and decline. Thelma Thurstone discussed new evidence regarding the differences in the rates of achieving intellectual primes for the primary mental abilities. Gardner Murphy presented a new orientation to the field of personality appraisal, and Morris Krugman discussed the relationship between the newer concepts of personality and current methods of appraisal. The luncheon address was presented by Ben D. Wood. As for achievement testing, Ralph Taylor reviewed the approaches to curriculum then and now; John Dobbins reported on recent measurement of achievement in today's schools; and Louis Hacker discussed the need for appraising the ability and achievement of adults who are returning to college after normal working hours. (Author/BH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Age Differences, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Educational Trends, Higher Education, History, Individual Characteristics, Intellectual Development, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Nontraditional Students, Personality Development, Personality Measures, Personality Theories, Test Construction, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.