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Notes on the Derivation of Scales in School Subjects: With Special Application to Arithmetic


by B. R. Buckingham — 1916

The movement to set up objective means of measuring school products, which has been so characteristic of recent educational practice, has plainly demonstrated the necessity for more and better instruments of measurement. It is in response to this need that standards of achievement have been set up, and scales have been derived. The latter have been of two kinds—those based upon the judgment of competent persons, and those based upon the ratio of correct to total responses in a typical group. The validity of each of these bases has been questioned, but not successfully. The superiority of the one over the other has been argued, but not conclusively. In fact, there is no opposition between them.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 15, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 6, 1916, p. 23-40
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21002, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 7:40:27 AM

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