The United States Armed Forces Institute Tests of General Educational Development. Answer Sheet: Interpretation of Literary Materials. Test 4. High School. Form B

The United States Armed Forces Institute Tests of General Educational Development. Answer Sheet: Interpretation of Literary Materials. Test 4. High School. Form B

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During World War II, American psychologists and educators debated about the qualifications returning veterans should have if they wished to attend college but had been unable to complete high school. Some argued that taking standardized tests of achievement should be sufficient. In particular, E.F. Lindquist and associates, adopted portions of the newly developed Iowa Tests of General Achievement to form the Tests of General Educational Development or G.E.D. The test was officially distributed by the United States Armed Forces Institute at the University of Wisconsin, and is the forerunner of the G.E.D. now widely used in the United States as a high school equivalency examination.
This answer sheet is for Test 4 in the battery, a test of interpretation of reading materials in the natural sciences. It is Form B of the test, a form distributed to civilian educators for review. Form A was used with veterans.
Objects 1989.0710.66, 1999.0710.67, 1989.0710.68, and 1989.0710.69 are all answer sheets for parts of this test. Objects 1989.0710.50 through 1989.0710.53 are related.
References:
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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Object Name
sheet
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
1989.0710.69
accession number
1989.0710
catalog number
1989.0710.69
Credit Line
Gift of David Gold
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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