Educational Measurement

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Learned Creativity — How to Innovate in the Classroom

When people think of innovative organizations, they may first jump to the business and technology fields. In the field of education, however, new governmental standards and reforms, as well as growing competition for resources and students, has made innovation increasingly important. Although innovation has increasingly become vital, not all organizations More

Academic Admissions Researcher Schmitt to Receive 2014 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

APS Fellow Neal Schmitt will receive a 2014 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. Schmitt, whose research focuses on personnel selection and academic admissions, will give his award address at the 26th APS Annual Convention, May 22–25, 2014, in San Francisco. Schmitt is currently University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University More

Test Prep Doesn’t Help Raise Intelligence Scores

Scientific American: Young American students take a variety of standardized tests. But the ways that students are educated so that they’ll do well on such tests presents a problem. The preparation increases what’s called crystallized knowledge: that’s factual information, such as ‘the capital of Texas is Austin.’ But the tests More

Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains

The Washington Post: In a finding that should give pause to backers of standardized test-based school reform, a new study by neuroscientists at three major universities shows that students who achieved  the highest gains on standardized tests did not show the same gains in the ability to analyze material and think logically. The More