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Educational Evaluation: Recent Developments

Findley, Warren G.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Educational Testing, Educational Trends, History of Education


Recent developments in educational evaluation discussed here are: 1) new emphasis on applying knowledge (rather than merely retaining facts); 2) improving teacher-made tests; 3) new techniques of evaluation (rather than merely measurement); 4) a contemporary affairs test; 5) appraisals of published tests (including the Iowa-Every-Pupil Tests of Basic Skills: Test B, Work-Study Skills, The Cooperative Community Affairs Test, The Fourth Grade Geography Test of the National Council of Geography Teachers, and The Wiedefeld-Walther Geography Test; 6) evaluating interpersonal relations; 7) the college evaluation officer; and 8) citizenship ratings on report cards. Specific tests and/or texts dealing with each of these developments are noted and briefly discussed; related issues and by-products of these developments are also noted.

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