Psychological Test, Letchworth Village Psychological Examination. Binet-Simon Scale (Stanford Revision)

Description:

This is a blank record sheet for a psychological examination given at Letchworth Village, an institution for the “feeble minded and epileptic” established in 1911 in Rockland County, New York. According to the 1922Annual Report, systematic mental testing began there after psychologist Grace A. Taylor, a student at Columbia University, was hired in 1920. This particular form dates from somewhat later, as it was issued by the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, an agency established in 1926. The form not gives space for recording information about the child examined in addition to test scores on both the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Scale and the Goodenough Drawing Scale.

Reference:

There is a small archival collections relating to Letchworth Village at Columbia University. It includes Annual Reports for 1908-1971 specifically:

New York. Letchworth Village, Annual Report of the Board of Managers of Letchworth Village, 1922, vol. 13, p. 35.

Maker: State of New York. Department of Mental Health

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsPsychological Tests

Subject:

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Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Kavruck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0034.021Catalog Number: 1990.0034.021Accession Number: 1990.0034

Object Name: Psychological Test

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 20.8 cm x 28.3 cm; 1/32 in x 8 3/16 in x 11 5/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1b13-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_692310

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