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The Measurement of Understanding in the Fine Arts


by James L. Mursell 1946

Too often when measurement is considered teachers think only of administering to their entire group of students a paper-and-pencil test in which there is one best answer to each item. Teachers of the arts have not been enthusiastic about such tests, which in their field of work have been far from satisfactory. The truth is that in the arts any extreme emphasis on uniformity, objectivity, and ease of administration in the making of tests easily leads to a concentration on the most mechanical and superficial aspects of the learning process, and the result can be the development of a measuring instrument not only useless, but positively dangerous and misleading.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 45, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 47 Number 9, 1946, p. 201-212
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20345, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 6:27:37 AM

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