Psychological Test, Iowa Silent Reading Tests, Elementary Test: Form AM for Grades 4 to 9

Psychological Test, Iowa Silent Reading Tests, Elementary Test: Form AM for Grades 4 to 9

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After their widespread use during World War One, experts increasingly used psychological tests as a tool to rank and sort people in contexts including (but not limited to) education and employment. The Iowa Silent Reading Tests (Form AM) were written by H.A. Greene (Director, Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Iowa) and V.H. Kelley (University Appointment Office, University of Arizona). Ruth E. Myer’s name appears in the top right corner. The test was intended for students in grades 4 to 9 and was twelve pages long. It had six different tests: rate-comprehension, directed reading, word meaning, paragraph comprehension (central idea and development), sentence meaning, and location of information. The front page included a blank profile chart. It was published by the World Book Company and was copyrighted in 1933 and 1939.
For a general discussion of testing at the University of Iowa, see 1990.0034.086.
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Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
Greene, H. A.
Kelley, V. H.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 21.6 cm x 28 cm; 8 1/2 in x 11 1/32 in
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of Ruth E. Myer
Psychological Tests
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