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The Measurement of Ability in Reading: Preliminary Scales and Tests: Some Special Advantages of Scale A


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1914

The scale measures ability to understand printed words, unconfused with ability to express oneself orally or in writing. Checking by classes is in this respect far superior to any form of definition test. The test sheet forms the permanent record of the measurement so that thousands of measurements can be taken on one day and scored at leisure. The scoring can be done by unskilled labor. The scale, when extended to include harder words, forms a means of measuring achievement and improvement from the third grade on through high school or college.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 4, 1914, p. 21-22
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10234, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:44:46 PM

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