Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
William Hertzog Thompson
Francis M. Hurst
William E. Jaynes
Although more than fifty years have passed since the Frenchmen Alfred Binet and Theophile Simon published the first effective intelligence test, psychological testing has evolved through many stages since that time. There are many different types of psychological tests now, with numerous methods of interpretation. However, through all of this evolution the basic purpose of the tests has remained the same— to measure Individual differences. Just as Binet and Simon's first intelligence test ". . . succeeded in differentiating between children of various age and grade levels and made possible the prediction of the child's progress in school, so psychological tests are still used for this purpose In our schools today.
McDonald, Sanford L., "A comparison of the revised Stanford-Binet scale and the Terman-McNemar test of mental ability with respect to the prediction of scholastic achievement" (1959). Student Work. 134.
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