Assessment of Learning Ability: A Current Appraisal

  • Gilbert R. Gredler


The increasing dissatisfaction with the use of conventional intelligence tests has spurred interest in alternative approaches to the measurement of the learning ability of school children. It is stated that the following problems exist with traditional intelligence tests: (a) cultural bias against lower SES children due largely to the use of white standardisation samples and the heavy verbal emphasis of the tests (Carroll and Seely, 1974); (b) assumption of a normal experiential background (Hamilton and Budoff, 1974); and (c) emphasis on being a measure of innate ability rather than reflecting changes in learning (McClelland, (1973).


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