Sheet, Test of Science Knowledge

Sheet, Test of Science Knowledge

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This is an undated sheet from The Psychological Corporation announcing the publication of a test which might be used, the company says, to assess scientific background and predict scientific achievement. It grew out of the Earth Science Curriculum Project. The ESCP was an NSF-funded project to improve high school teaching of geology and space science that originated in the mid-1950s. It was centered at the American Geological Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and encouraged publication of textbooks such as Investigating the Earth (Houghton-Mifflin, 1967), in conjunction with expert scientific advice, teacher training and evaluation. To judge the success of its endeavors, the ESCP and the Psychological Corporation developed a test. This sheet advertises a modified version of that test. No individual author is listed. For a description of the test as given by the ESCP in 1967, see Wall and Summerlin.
Irwin, Larry A. "A Brief Historical Account and Introduction to the Earth Science Curriculum Project."The High School Journal, 1970, 53, #4, pp.241-49. [above is ]
Wall, J. and L. Summerlin, Standardized Science Tests: A Descriptive Listing, Washington, D.C.: National Science Teachers Association, 1973, p. 40.
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ca 1967
Psychological Corporation
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paper (overall material)
overall: 21.7 cm x 28 cm; 8 17/32 in x 11 1/32 in
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Gift of Samuel Kavruck
Psychological Tests
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