Dynamic Testing: The Nature and Measurement of Learning Potentialby Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko
Pub. Date: 10/01/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The goal of this book is to present and evaluate the concept of dynamic testing. Unlike "static" tests such as the SAT or IQ tests, it emphasizes learning potential rather than past learning accomplishments. This book is unique in its wide-ranging review of virtually all approaches to dynamic testing. It also suggests alternatives to the typical kinds of tests given in the United States--tests that often seem to stifle rather than encourage the development of human potential.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Theoretical Framework: 1. Abilities as forms of developing expertise; Part II. The Nature of Dynamic Testing: 2. An introduction to dynamic testing; 3. A capsule history of dynamic testing; Part III. Leading Modern Approaches to Dynamic Testing: 4. The approach of Feuerstein; 5. The approach of Budoff; 6. Diverse approaches to dynamic testing; 7. A three-prong approach to dynamic testing; Part IV. Two Case Studies using Dynamic Testing: 8. Using dynamic testing to reveal hidden potential; 9. Combining instruction with assessment: measuring foreign-language learning ability; 10. Measurement aspects of dynamic testing: quantifying change; Epilogue.
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