ERIC Number: EJ464021
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Assessing Complex Behaviors: Problems with Reification, Quantification, and Ranking.
Kambi, Alan G.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v24 n2 p110-13 Apr 1993
This commentary on the mismeasurement of language and reading comprehension abilities argues that quantitative measures of complex behaviors and subsequent ranking of individual performance often do not accurately reflect the abstract constructs they purport to measure, and inappropriate quantification and ranking create and perpetuate potentially damaging misconceptions about individual worth, competence, and skill. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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