ERIC Number: ED213771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Ability Testing: Uses, Consequences, and Controversies. Part II: Documentation Section.
Wigdor, Alexandra K., Ed.; Garner, Wendell R., Ed.
Of those who wrote the 11 signed papers in this report, the variety of their learning and experiences brings an interplay of different points of view on the topic of ability testing. This document describes the theory and practice of testing; illuminates competing interests in a balanced fashion; and helps those who make decisions with tests or about testing to reach better-informed judgments than is now the case. It is to those decision makers--judges, lawmakers and their staffs, educators, employers, personnel administrators and the testing industry--that this report is addressed. Employment testing, educational testing, and psychometric issues are the major areas of consideration, along with related subtopics. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Ability, College Entrance Examinations, Educational History, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Legislation, Occupational Tests, Predictive Measurement, Test Coaching, Test Use, Testing Problems
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 ($24.95; Both Parts, $34.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
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