New York State Education Volume 9-10

New York State Education Volume 9-10

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...relative values of speed and accuracy? Should performance only be considered as the measure of ability to progress in stenography, or should such things as school marks be taken into account? Or, if the pupils work at individual rates, should not one consider only the number of hours of practice required to come up to a definite transscribing speed with a minimum percentage of error? Such questions for the most part have an answer only when we assume a more ultimate standard of judgment by means of which to judge the relative merits of the factors involved. We were trying to arrive at one standard which would stand for general ability to progress in shorthand. None of the above measures are perfect in the sense that if the test were made at a second time the results would be the same; hence none of them are more than mere components in "shorthand ability." Different individuals who have taken the same number of days to achieve a given dictation speed of, say, 75 words per minute will have practiced a different number of hours; and of people who have taken the same number of days by the calendar to come up to a given same speed some will have attended more school days than others. We were compelled then to resort to available measures, or measures that could be made available with a minimum of effort, and to unite these components into a single efficiency score for each pupil. It is not claimed that we have determined upon the measures of shorthand ability, but a casual inspection of the measures below will reveal that all have a bearing upon ability to progress, i. e. they are more or less independent aspects or measures of the general ability which were obtained for each pupil were as follows: (1) After approximately six month? in...show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515102
  • 9781236515100