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ERIC Number: ED449223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 49
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Focused Process Assessment: The New Measurement for the New Millennium.
Bloomer, Richard H.
The data compression aspect of 20th century science is evident in the "mass action" concept of brain function embodied in the "g" model of intelligence and academic tests. This paper sketches the history of the devolution of the "g" model into multifactored intelligences, contrasts dynamic process versus static product assessment, and discusses the effects of process assessment on measurement theory. An alternative neurocognitive processing assessment, as opposed to the traditional IQ content driven assessment, is applied to the assessment of children in the academic sphere. The functional utility of this approach, focused process assessment, is shown through discussions of previous studies related to diagnosis in learning disabilities, the relationship to school learning analysis of complex processes like reading comprehension, the prediction of future academic achievement, the development of specific treatment plans, and effective curriculum development. Using the focused process assessment model rather than the data compression model of the last century will lead to an entirely different diagnostic system. (Contains 89 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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