During World War II, American psychologists and educators sought to find ways that soldiers could earn college credit for learning new material. Some argued that taking standardized tests of achievement should be sufficient. Psychologists and educators working with the United States Armed Forces Institute at the University of Wisconsin, developed a series of tests for college achievement. This answer sheet is for Test 3 in the battery, a test of interpretation of reading material in the natural sciences. It is Form B of the test, a form distributed to civilian educators for review. Form A was to be used with veterans. The answer sheet is dated 1944. Unlike the tests for high school achievement, the college-level tests were not widely used.
Objects 1989.0710.50, 1999.0710.51, 1989.0710.52, and 1989.0710.53 are all answer sheets for parts of this test. Objects 1989.0710.66 through 1989.0710.69 are related.
Hutt, E., and Stevens, M., “From Soldiers to Students: The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) as a Diplomatic Measurement,” Social Science History, 2017, 41, pp. 731-755.
Quinn, Lois “An Institutional History of the GED,” in Heckman, James J., Humphries, John Eric, and Kautz, Tim (eds.) The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014, pp. 57–109.
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