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The Measurement of Ability in Reading: Preliminary Scales and Tests: Limitations and Defects of Scale A


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1914

The insufficient precision of the scale has already been noted, and the remedy, its extension by the use of other words of equal difficulty for each line. The task of finding other names of flowers, animals, etc., etc., just as hard for children in grades 4 to 8 to read (well enough to mark them correctly in the test) as are, say, chrysanthemum, considerate, lynx, prevaricate and reuben, is a very long one. The task of constructing other graded series equivalent to lines 4, 5, 6, etc., of Scale A in difficulty, but with different sorts of words (say, colors, words about ships, words about war, words that mean distance, etc., etc.) is a still longer one. I am making such progress as I can with both of these tasks.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 4, 1914, p. 19-20
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10233, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:15:48 PM

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