Educational Guidance; An Experimental Study in the Analysis and Prediction of Ability of High School Pupils

Educational Guidance; An Experimental Study in the Analysis and Prediction of Ability of High School Pupils

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...for mathematics is the sum of the various words checked, after it has been multiplied by the factor of accuracy obtained in the last question; and similarly for English and history. Since this grade is made up of a considerable number of grades, whose reliability is given above, the reliability of the grade, before multiplication by the factor of accuracy, is appreciably greater than the reliability of the grading of each of the words, and is probably not less than.96 for mathematics and history, and not less than.92 for English. As given in the next section, the reliability of the factor of accuracy is about.95, so that the reliability of the grade for the question is close to.91 for mathematics and history and in the neighborhood of.87 for English. Question 10--Factor of Accuracy. To determine the accuracy of the pupil's estimate of his knowledge, he is asked to define 13 of the words upon which he has previously expressed a judgment as to his familiarity with them. His definitions of these 13 words are graded 1, 2, 3, or 4. The sum of these grades gives a quantitative statement of the extent of the pupil's knowledge of the 13 words. This sum, which may be called the measure of the pupil's actual knowledge, divided by his claim, gives the factor of accuracy sought. In adding up the marks which constitute the pupil's own claim, it will be noticed that not infrequently the pupil has erased or marked over his previous marking, giving himself a lower mark in the second case. In all such cases the first grade put down by the pupil is the grade used. A magnifying glass may be of assistance, though it is seldom needed, the pupil making the correction probably not because he wishes to be dishonest, but because he realizes that he has over-estimated more

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