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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.
Reference:
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 www.jstor.org/stable/40366466. ]
Wall, J. and L. Summerlin, Standardized Science Tests: A Descriptive Listing, Washington, D.C.: National Science Teachers Association, 1973, p. 40.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet
date made
ca 1967
author
Psychological Corporation
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.7 cm x 28 cm; 8 17/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1990.0034.161
catalog number
1990.0034.161
accession number
1990.0034
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Kavruck
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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