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Dynamic Testing

Dynamic Testing
The Nature and Measurement of Learning Potential

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  • Date Published: October 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778145

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  • The goal of this book is to present and evaluate the concept of dynamic testing. Unlike "static" tests such as the SAT or IQ tests, it emphasizes learning potential rather than past learning accomplishments. This book is unique in its wide-ranging review of virtually all approaches to dynamic testing. It also suggests alternatives to the typical kinds of tests given in the United States--tests that often seem to stifle rather than encourage the development of human potential.

    • Presents an alternative to conventional testing, which stifles rather than encourages the development of human potential
    • Reviews all major approaches to dynamic testing in an exhaustive and objective way
    • Shows that dynamic testing measures aspects of human abilities not measured by conventional tests of abilities, such as IQ tests or SATs
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    "...a valuable book for school psychologists interested in understanding more about dynamic testing of abilities and the progress in the area in the last two decades. It is a thorough, readable, and thoughtful summary of the area." School Psychology Quarterly

    "...written by two of the world's leading authorities on he assessment of human abilities and intelligence...extremely important." APA Review of Books

    "Strongly grounded in theory, this book affords an in-depth look at the foundation, current research, and application of dynamic testing. Cognitive psychologists, educators interested in measurement and evaluation issues, and individuals involved in special education will find this a comprehensive and useful volume. Highly recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: October 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778145
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Framework:
    1. Abilities as forms of developing expertise
    Part II. The Nature of Dynamic Testing:
    2. An introduction to dynamic testing
    3. A capsule history of dynamic testing
    Part III. Leading Modern Approaches to Dynamic Testing:
    4. The approach of Feuerstein
    5. The approach of Budoff
    6. Diverse approaches to dynamic testing
    7. A three-prong approach to dynamic testing
    Part IV. Two Case Studies using Dynamic Testing:
    8. Using dynamic testing to reveal hidden potential
    9. Combining instruction with assessment: measuring foreign-language learning ability
    10. Measurement aspects of dynamic testing: quantifying change
    Epilogue.

  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, Connecticut

    Elena L. Grigorenko, Yale University, Connecticut

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