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Dynamic Testing

Dynamic Testing
The Nature and Measurement of Learning Potential


  • Date Published: January 2002
  • 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, dynamic testing emphasizes learning potential rather than past learning accomplishments. The book opens with a theoretical framework of abilities as forms of developing expertise. It then continues with an introduction to dynamic testing and then a capsule history of dynamic testing. The book also reviews the approaches of Feuerstein and Budoff and other diverse approaches to dynamic testing. The Drs Sternberg and Grigorenko present their own three-prong approach to dynamic testing along with two case studies using dynamic testing in their own research. The authors conclude that dynamic testing has enormous potential which has not yet been tapped.

    • 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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    • Date Published: January 2002
    • 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

  • Authors

    Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University, Connecticut

    Elena L. Grigorenko, Yale University, Connecticut

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