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Teachers' Estimates of the Quality of Specimens of Handwriting: Problem II


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1914

For a teacher to see to what extent the use of a scale or system of standards improves his judgment of the quality of handwriting. Examine the Scale for Handwriting found in Supplement B. This scale is a series of specimens improving steadily in quality from 4 up to 18. Take specimen 5, of specimens 5, 8, 9, 11,256 (after page 8), and decide upon the number of the scale between 4 and 18 which seems to you to be nearest to specimen 5 in quality. Pay no attention to any notions you may have about the speed at which it was written, the ease with which it was written or the age or training of the one who wrote it. Simply grade specimen 5 itself by giving it the value 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, up to 18.0 which you think best represents its quality. Enter the value that you assign to specimen 5 in the fourth column of Record Sheet A. Judge specimen 8, 9, 11, 22, 25, etc., just as you did Specimen 5, and enter each value in column 4 of Record sheet A as soon as you did decide upon it.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 5, 1914, p. 5-5
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10245, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 1:18:09 AM

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