Psychological Test Score Sheet, Sims Sci Occupational Rating Scale

Psychological Test Score Sheet, Sims Sci Occupational Rating Scale

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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 Sims SCI [Social Class Identifier] occupational rating scale was a single-sheet published by the World Book Company and copyrighted in 1952. This is the Scale of Form A. It lists forty-two different occupations and asks the test-taker to describe whether the people in the occupation “generally belong” in the same, a higher, or a lower social class as the test-taker and the test-taker’s family. For further context, see Sims SCI Occupational Rating Scale: Manual of Directions (1983.0168.28).
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Psychological Test Score Sheet
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paper (overall material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
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Gift of Ruth E. Myer
Psychological Tests
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