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ERIC Number: ED181049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1948-Oct-30
Proceedings of the Invitational Conference on Testing Problems (1st, New York, New York, October 30, 1948). "Validity, Norms and the Verbal Factor".
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The conference is divided into three sections: (1) constructing examinations so that they will be valid measures of important functions; (2) defining the nature of the verbal factor as used in aptitude test batteries; and (3) establishing the type of norms most useful and important for the interpretation of achievement test scores. Papers are entitled: Item Selection to Maximize Test Validity; Criticisms of Commonly Used Methods of Validating Achievement Test Items; The Validity of Novel Types of Achievement Test Exercises in Relation to Instruction; Transferring Field Situations to Test Exercises at the Air University; Planning a Test by Reverse English; The Criterion; Why a Verbal Factor?; Vocabulary as an Arbitrary Definer of the Verbal Relations Factor; Delimiting the Verbal Factor; Verbal Factors; The Relationship Between Verbal Factor Scores and Other Variables; The Verbal Factor from the Consumer Point of View; The Value of Norms Based on a New Type of Scale Unit; Norms and the Individual Pupil; Norms and the Individual Community; Norms for Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement Tests of Independent Secondary School Pupils; Norms of Achievement by Schools; and Some Basic Problems Concerning Achievement Test Norms at the Elementary and Intermediate Grades. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Behavioral Objectives, Community Characteristics, Course Content, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences, Intermediate Grades, Norms, Private Schools, Problem Solving, Public Schools, Scores, Secondary School Students, Test Construction, Test Items, Test Validity, Testing Problems, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.