Courtis, S. A.
October 1938
Education Digest;Oct1938, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p18
The article presents a reprint of the article "The interpretation of scores in tests and examinations," by S.A. Courtis, which appeared in the May 1938 issue of the "Journal of Educational Research". The purpose of the article is to generate doubts about the conventional attitudes toward achievement scores in tests and examinations. The author provides an overview on the final examinations given to 21 graduate students who took a course called "Educational tests and measurements" at the University of Michigan. In terms of the number of questions answered correctly in 20 minutes, the achievements of the class ranged from 9 to 29. The midscore was 18.


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