Originally published in 1968, at a time when the current public examination systems were coming under close scrutiny this volume discusses completely and fully the merits and demerits of various methods of educational measurement, starting with the theories from which they evolved and going on to observe their efficacy in practice. School-based systems of measurement are also studied, both as separate entities and in comparison with the public examinations at 11+, CSE and ‘O’ and ‘A’-levels of the GCE.
The subject-matter of this book was intended to affect students, practising teachers and educationists and, whatever their views, they were able to use the authors’ exposition of this controversial subject as a starting point for further and deeper discussion.
Table of Contents
General Editor’s Introduction. 1. External Examinations 2. The Nature of Measurement 3. Designing an Examination 4. Dealing with Marks and Scores 5. The Efficiency of Measurement 6. Expressing the Results 7. Varieties of Measurement 8. The Problem of Moderation 9. Conclusion. Suggestions for Further Reading.