A Study of Error: A Summary and Evaluation of Methods Used in Six Years of Study of the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Examination Board

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CHAPTER VIII
The Princeton Test of 1925
Prior to the organization of the Commission on Scholastic Aptitude Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board work on tests was going forward at many of the colleges which were members of the Board. At the time of organization the member colleges pooled their resources in tests for the building of Forms A and B given in 1926 and 1927. The special investigations at the various colleges have gone forward without any diminution in scope or intensity and with the help of the additional information which became available through the work of the Commission. At Yale experiments begun by John A. Anderson were later continued and amplified under A. B. Crawford. At Smith D. C. Rogers has carried forward the extensive testing program begun shortly after the war. A. H. MacPhail has continued the work of S. S. Colvin at Brown, and C. L. Stone at Dartmouth has continued the work begun there by H. T. Moore.The nine tests of Forms A and B were compiled from the following sources:
Test 1.Definitions -- a revision of test 1 of the Princeton test of 1925 (Series X) devised by the present writer following the favorable results of the use by H. T. Moore of a similar test at Dartmouth.
Test 2.Arithmetic Problems -- a revision of test 7 of the Princeton test of 1925 devised by the present writer and S. C. Dodd and revised on the basis of a special study made for the Commission by W. A. McCall.
Test 3.Classification -- a test developed and standardized by C. L. Stone at Dartmouth.
Test 4.Artificial Language -- a test suggested by S. C. Dodd and arranged by the present writer as test 4 of the Princeton test of 1925, subsequently contributed to the tests used by the American Council on Education.
Test 5.Antonyms -- a test devised by the present writer and used in a slightly different form as test 2 of the Princeton test of 1925. The original form of this test is still being used by the American Council on Education.
Test 6.Number Series Completion -- a new form of a widely used test developed and standardized by C. L. Stone at Dartmouth.
Test 7.Analogies -- test 3 of the Princeton test of 1925 devised by the writer.
Test 8.Logical Inference -- a test developed by D. C. Rogers at Smith.
Test 9.Paragraph Reading -- a test developed at Yale especially for the Commission and following procedures invented by J. C. Chapman for use in elementary grades.

As five of the nine tests of Forms A and B were revisions of tests used at Princeton in 1925 and are no longer included in their original form in the present scholastic aptitude test, it is now possible to publish them. The 1925 test was largely experimental in nature and included materials from several investigations then in progress. It included, first, a verbal section of five tests (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) given previous

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