The Significance of Intelligence Testing in the Elementary Schools
by Rudolf Pintner - 1922
The first mental test of any practical value for the measure- ment of intelligence was the Binet-Simon Scale. This scale was originally constructed to aid in the detection of feeble-minded children, and therefore, for a long time in the use of mental tests the emphasis was thrown upon the discovery of subnormal intelligence. It is from this period that we have inherited the expression "to submit a child to a mental examination," carrying with it a doubt as to the integrity of the child's intelligence.
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