Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13
Topics
Discussion
Announcements
 

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


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1914

To make the experiment of Problem IV still more instructive a teacher may measure his ability with another set of specimens of a different sort before and after the practice just described. I have provided two such sets-one a set of forty specimens of very small writing (72, 73, 74, etc.), the other, set of forty specimens of writing by children and adults mostly after the style of the Palmer System (501, 504 506, etc. These should be examined and rated by the scale (to a first decimal) just as directed on page 7, and the ratings entered in the appropriate places on the Record Sheets C and D after p. 12. The reader will not find the true values for any of these eighty specimens, as they have not been so standardized as yet. He will therefore enter his estimate itself not the difference between it and the true value. If he will then send the scoring sheet with these ratings to me (E. L Thorndike Teachers College, Columbia University, New York) I will later return this scoring sheet with the true ratings attached. He can thus measure the effect of the training in judging vertical and slant writings of ordinary size in improving his judgment of small-sized writing and writing of the Palmer style by comparing the sums of differences before and after the special practice with the 5, 8, 9, 22 series.


To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Sign-in
Email:
Password:
Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
 
Purchase this Article
Purchase Teachers' Estimates of the Quality of Specimens of Handwriting: Problem V
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
$12
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
$25
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.
$210


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 15 Number 5, 1914, p. 8-8
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10248, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:43:21 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
 
Article Tools
Related Articles
There are no related articles to display

Related Discussion
 
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Edward Thorndike


 
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue

Submit
EMAIL

Twitter

RSS