Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological Testing

Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological Testing

by Richard P. Phelps
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433803925

ISBN-13: 9781433803925

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Standardized testing is used for diagnosis, selection, and to measure achievement in many social fields including psychology, education, employment, and professional credentialing. Its benefits are numerous and substantial but are not well articulated nor well publicized. In their technical communications, measurement specialists are mainly positive about the worth

Overview

Standardized testing is used for diagnosis, selection, and to measure achievement in many social fields including psychology, education, employment, and professional credentialing. Its benefits are numerous and substantial but are not well articulated nor well publicized. In their technical communications, measurement specialists are mainly positive about the worth of standardized testing. Meanwhile, those sources that engage public debate tend to be less scientifically informed and more negative about the value of testing. Standardized testing bears the twin burden of controversy and complexity and is difficult for many to understand either dispassionately or technically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433803925
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Thomas Oakland

Introduction and Overview

Logical Fallacies Used to Dismiss the Evidence on Intelligence Testing, Linda S. Gottfredson

Psychological Diagnostic Testing: Addressing Challenges in Clinical Applications of Testing,

Janet F. Carlson & Kurt F. Geisinger

Educational Achievement Testing: Critiques and Rebuttals, Richard P. Phelps

College Admission Testing: Myths and Realities in an Age of Admissions Hype, Wayne J. Camara

Criticisms of Employment Testing: A Commentary, Ernest H. O'Boyle & Michael A. McDaniel

Mission-Protect the Public: Licensure and Certification Testing in the 21st Century,

Stephen G. Sireci & Ron K. Hambleton

Mistaken Impressions of Large-Scale Cognitive Diagnostic Testing, Jacqueline P. Leighton

Summary & Discussion, Richard P. Phelps & Linda S. Gottfredson

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