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The Significance of Intelligence Testing in the Elementary Schools


by Rudolf Pintner 1922

The first mental test of any practical value for the measure- ment of intelligence was the Binet-Simon Scale. This scale was originally constructed to aid in the detection of feeble-minded children, and therefore, for a long time in the use of mental tests the emphasis was thrown upon the discovery of subnormal intelligence. It is from this period that we have inherited the expression "to submit a child to a mental examination," carrying with it a doubt as to the integrity of the child's intelligence.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 21, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 23 Number 7, 1922, p. 153-167
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20912, Date Accessed: 8/21/2017 9:41:38 PM

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