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Handwriting. Part II. The Speed and Quality of Handwriting in Seven School Systems: Differences between Systems


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1910

The conclusions to be reported in sections 8 to 13 are based upon about 3000 samples of handwriting made in a formal test conducted by Dr. C. W. Stonei in seven school systems, five public and two private. These samples were scored in about 700 cases by six judges using no scale, and in the remaining cases by two judges using an early form of the scale. The two judges differed by more than one step of the scale in only three samples out of ten. Thus the combined opinion of the two judges, though giving only a rough estimate for any single sample is sufficiently precise for estimating the average quality of the writing of a group of thirty or more pupils, such as a school class. It is known that school systems differ greatly one from another in arithmetic (Stone, '07) and much less in spelling (Rice, 97, Cornman, '02). They differ markedly in handwriting if we compare them for its quality, but six of the seven differ hardly any when they are compared for quality of writing done at the same speed.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 11 Number 2, 1910, p. 70-73
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10067, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 1:17:21 AM

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