Dynamic Testing: The Nature and Measurement of Learning Potential

Dynamic Testing: The Nature and Measurement of Learning Potential

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Elena L. Grigorenko Robert J. Sternberg
Cambridge University Press, 1/17/2002
EAN 9780521771283, ISBN10: 0521771285

Hardcover, 232 pages, 23.8 x 15.7 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

The goal of this book is to present and evaluate the concept of dynamic testing. Unlike 'static' tests such as the SAT or IQ tests, dynamic testing emphasizes learning potential rather than past learning accomplishments. The book opens with a theoretical framework of abilities as forms of developing expertise. It then continues with an introduction to dynamic testing and then a capsule history of dynamic testing. The book also reviews the approaches of Feuerstein and Budoff and other diverse approaches to dynamic testing. The Drs Sternberg and Grigorenko present their own three-prong approach to dynamic testing along with two case studies using dynamic testing in their own research. The authors conclude that dynamic testing has enormous potential which has not yet been tapped.

Part I. Theoretical Framework
1. Abilities as forms of developing expertise
Part II. The Nature of Dynamic Testing
2. An introduction to dynamic testing
3. A capsule history of dynamic testing
Part III. Leading Modern Approaches to Dynamic Testing
4. The approach of Feuerstein
5. The approach of Budoff
6. Diverse approaches to dynamic testing
7. A three-prong approach to dynamic testing
Part IV. Two Case Studies using Dynamic Testing
8. Using dynamic testing to reveal hidden potential
9. Combining instruction with assessment
measuring foreign-language learning ability
10. Measurement aspects of dynamic testing
quantifying change