Whatever intelligence may be, the first scientific attempts to measure it were conducted by French psychologist and physician Alfred Binet. From 1894 until his death, Binet was director of the psychology laboratory at the Sorbonne. Between 1905 and 1911, Binet and his colleague Théodore Simon devised a series of tests that became the basis for tests in many areas. The Stanford, Herring, and Kuhlmann tests are among the revisions to Binet and Simon’s tests. Binet, unlike many of his... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, 2021. 6p.
Ability tests play a significant role in American society. Intelligence and achievement tests are used for many purposes in education: to evaluate a student’s progress, to identify areas of weakness, and to help define teaching goals. They are a major component in the decision to place students in special classes and college entrance examinations. Some occupations also use ability tests to determine qualifications for employment, entrance into training programs, and promotions. With such... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 3p.