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An Improved Scale for Measuring Ability in Reading (Concluded)


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1916

The technique of evaluating the difficulty of each question of each set is rather intricate. I shall not report here the detailed methods of each case, nor give the detailed calculations. For the sake of anybody who is interested in the methods concerned, some samples will be presented, particularly of the method of determining the unknown difficulty of a new set in terms of the known difficulty of a set already standardized. The other methods have been already described in Buckingham's " Spelling Ability: Its Measurement and Distribution." For the sake of anybody who wishes to evaluate the sets on other hypotheses than those used here, all the data are presented both in gross and percentile forms. For the sake of future workers the value of sets or parts of sets evaluated but not used in the scale itself are given.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 17 Number 1, 1916, p. 40-67
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 6294, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 12:16:12 AM

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