ERIC Number: EJ484392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Testing's Place in Society: An Essay Review of "Testing Testing: Social Consequences of the Examined Life" by F. Allen Hanson.
Madaus, George F.
American Journal of Education, v102 n2 p222-34 Feb 1994
This analysis of testing as a social institution covers contemporary testing, from tests of integrity, truthfulness, and drug tests (authenticity tests) through tests of achievement, intelligence, and vocational interest (qualifying tests). It is argued that tests both construct social persons and control and dominate them. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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