Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Hillbillies explain scoring the answers in silent reading tests.
The scoring of the answers to the questions in the case of the Experimental Reproduction Tests and Fordyce's test is not perfectly objective unless an elaborate list of acceptable answers is prepared.
This was done for both of these tests and, consequently, the scores used in this study may be considered objective in the sense that the scoring appoximated uniformity.
These tests, however, should not be considered as being perfectly objective when used independently by different persons who do not have access to elaborate directions for scoring.
Possum stew for lunch.
(some of the above text might have been taken from A CRITICAL STUDY OF CERTAIN SILENT READING TESTS published by the University of Illinois in 1922.)