Test Scores and What They Mean

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This fact-filled, authoritative introduction to psychological and educational testing equips new practitioners with an overview of how to interpret and use test scores effectively. With more coverage on the ethical considerations in test usage, this edition of this common-sense approach to using test data offers plain language analysis of the theory and implications of tests. It stresses the importance of the need for people, and not just computers, to be involved in the interpretation of test results. New ...
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Overview

This fact-filled, authoritative introduction to psychological and educational testing equips new practitioners with an overview of how to interpret and use test scores effectively. With more coverage on the ethical considerations in test usage, this edition of this common-sense approach to using test data offers plain language analysis of the theory and implications of tests. It stresses the importance of the need for people, and not just computers, to be involved in the interpretation of test results. New practitioners and educators who need an easy-to-use guide to interpreting test scores and data.

Incl. language of testing, what's new in testing today, social responsibility & testing, derived scores, etc.

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First published in 1963 as a guide for teachers, principals, admission and guidance counselors, social workers, and personnel workers but used most often over its incarnations by students in psychological and educational measurement, industrial personnel, counseling, and related professions. Revised here from the 1991 edition with updated content and references and a somewhat expanded glossary, still without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139038235
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/1/1978
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 190

Table of Contents

Preface
Learning About Test Scores 1
Basic Attributes of the Test 9
The Language of Testing 20
What's New in Testing Today? 31
Social Responsibility and Testing 39
A Few Statistics 49
Information About Tests 71
Derived Scores 88
Test Profiles 121
Don't Forget Common Sense 128
What Can We Say? 133
Closing Remarks 144
Appendix 149
Glossary of Terms 150
Selected Test Publishers 162
Bibliography 164
Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement 167
Conversion Table 176
Index 183
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