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ERIC Number: ED457426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 15
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An Emerging Paradigm of Testing.
Letendre, Lorin
This paper presents a model of testing and assessment that has the potential to address the concerns of critics of standardized testing. The model differs from the traditional approach in several ways including, how it views human nature and the test taker; the purpose of testing; the testing process; the outcomes of testing; and who makes testing decisions. Specifics of the model are illustrated by a discussion of the view of human nature, the view of outcomes, and the locus of control. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument are used to exemplify how both the established and emerging approaches differ. It is suggested that the established matrix of testing and assessment be augmented with this new model, which can be embraced by a growing diverse population. (Contains 20 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator