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By Bernard R. Gifford,Mary Catherine O'Connor

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ISBN-13: 9780792391777

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Bernard R. Gifford As we aspect towards the 12 months 2000, the knowledge age is a fact; the worldwide industry is more and more aggressive; and the U.S. hard work strength is shrinking. at the present time greater than ever, our nation's financial and social health hinges on our skill to faucet our human resources-to establish expertise, to nurture it, and to evaluate talents and disabilities in ways in which aid each person succeed in his or her complete capability. In pursuing that target, decision-makers in schooling, undefined, and govt are depending more and more on standardized checks: units of query- with exact instructions, points in time and initiatives for all test-takers-designed to allow an inference approximately what somebody is familiar with or can do in a specific region. CALIBRATING distinction Our emphasis on standardized checking out rests on a premise that's so uncomplicated it frequently escapes realize: that we people are varied from one another in ways in which are either significant and measurable. We fluctuate by way of cognitive skill; flair for acting other forms of psychological and actual projects; temperament; and pursuits. yet one way or the other, with no enough exam, we've got taken an exceptional collective bounce from that average to the thought that there are designated, measurable gradations of innate skill that may be used to direct youngsters to the ideal school rooms, and adults to definitely the right activity slots.

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