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Measurement in Education

reviewed by Frederick B. Davis 1953

coverTitle: Measurement in Education
Author(s): A. M. Jordan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The nineteen chapters of this volume, which was written for use as a text in beginning courses in educational measurement, fall into five groups: (1) general considerations in measurement, with an introductory chapter and chapters on the characteristics of measuring instruments (validity, reliability, etc.); the construction of achievement tests, and the testing program (assembly of test batteries, etc.); (2) nine chapters describing and discussing specific tests in various subject-matter fields; (3) two chapters on the measurement of intelligence; (4) chapters on the measurement of interest, attitudes, and personality traits; (5) a twenty-one page chapter on certain statistical concepts. By far the largest part of this book is devoted to descriptions and discussions of specific tests. So far as the reviewer observed, this material meets a high standard of accuracy and usefulness. Information of this sort should orient the prospective teacher in the field of practical testing and provide a convenient source... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 54 Number 8, 1953, p. 464-464
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4959, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 6:29:37 PM

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