Learning Potential Assessment: Theoretical, Methodological, and Practical Issues

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1994, Vol 39(2), 231. Reviews the book, Learning Potential Assessment: Theoretical, Methodological, and Practical Issues edited by J. H. M. Hamers, K. Sijtsma, and A. J. J. M. Ruijssenaars (1993). The chapters in this volume are based on papers presented at an education conference in The Netherlands in November 1991. All of the authors are European psychologists or educators who examine the theoretical and conceptual issues of learning potential assessment, methodological and measurement considerations, and research projects and practical applications of learning potential tests. Contributors discuss, among other topics, the validity of learning potential tests, classical and modern test theory, psychometric issues in learning potential assessment, measuring inductive reasoning skills, learning potential assessment from a cross-cultural perspective, and learning potential, personality characteristics, and test performance. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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