Pioneers of Modern Testing
Without the work of Edward L. Thorndike, the children in the fictional town of Lake Wobegon would not know that they are all above average. A leading psychologist based at Teachers College, Columbia University, for the first half of the century, Thorndike was the originator of a scale of achievement in a wide variety of subjects. Educators could then compare their students' performance against the average achievement--commonly called the norm--of a...
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