Psychological Test, Holley Sentence Vocabulary Scale

Psychological Test, Holley Sentence Vocabulary Scale

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This folder contains materials related to the Sentence Vocabulary Scale devised by Charles E. Holley. The test provided 70 questions where the test taker was instructed to underline the correct word at the end of the sentence based upon the context at the beginning of the sentence. This collection contains examples of forms 3A and 3B for use in grades three through eight. The test was published by the Public School Publishing Company of Bloomington, Ill. The collection also contains 19 identical copies of the “Class Record Sheet for Holley ‘Sentence Vocabulary Scale.’” This provided directions and a key for scoring. The folder also contains a double sided sheet entitled “The What and Why of B Scores,” which explains “The advent of the B score makes it possible to have a recognized unit for a common scale.” Finally, there is a second copy of Series 3A that is pasted to a sheet of red cardboard paper. It is nearly identical to the other version form 3A, save for a few grammatical changes.
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Object Name
psychological test
Public School Publishing Company
Holley, Charles Elmer
place made
United States: Illinois, Bloomington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 22 cm x 28 cm; 8 21/32 in x 11 1/32 in
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of David Shakow
Psychological Tests
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