An Analysis And Criticism A~ The English.Series Of The South A:F'rican " I Ndividual Intelligence Scale" .

ABSTRACT

In December, 1924-, at the ..nnual U.ongress !eet in! of the

Suid Afrikaanse On~erwysers Unie a p~per was read by Dr . H. Cruse

on "Intelligt.nce Tests an:l their application to the School.a" .

Aa a result of this paper it was decided to a ppoint a Committee

to attempt to standardise tests for pupils in South African

schools , since no set of tests from any one country can

• be adeq_uately a dopted in any- other co untr~ in view of the vast

differences existing in raci al and climatic c;:onditions.

The CoimD.i ttee approached the Department of Education

for financial support . The Superintendent-General a 6reed to

give financial aid but suggeat_ed that the SJuth rican Teacner' s

Association be allowed to do-operate , so as to obt in a

doublb seri es of tests; one in Aftikaans am. one in English, t he

· two being equi val en 't as nearly as possible. sub-com.wi ttee

was appointed in tay, 19-25 consisting of Prof . Reyburn,, Dr. Cruse

and nr . l&l.lherbe ,. who were to be res onsible for collectin:; the

material for su:;h tests. Prof. Heyburn undertook the collectin~

of the ma. terial for the nglish. while Drs. Cruse an:l 1 alherbe

undertook the collecting for the Afrikaans series. The full

committee compiled a team of tests which they thought to be

suitable. I t was at this stage in the history of the Intelli ..,.ence

Tests for Sout African 'J Upils , that the present investi~ tion

was undertaken . Its object was t o collect naterial in order to

.

determine the value and validity of the Tests arranged by the

Cammi t t.e e. , ·

The results o 1hia investigation, as given in this

report, are dealt with fr om two aspects. I n Part. l is given the

general analysis of

(1 ) the suitability of the text and arrangement of the

tea ts. ·

(2) the order of difficulty of items constitutL

each test.

This is followed by s uggesti ans for regrading.

I n Part 1I the results are analysed. statisticall,r.

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Davies, G . "An Analysis And Criticism A~ The English.Series Of The South A:F'rican " I Ndividual Intelligence Scale" ." Afribary (2021). Accessed June 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/an-analysis-and-criticism-a-the-english-series-of-the-south-a-f-rican-i-ndividual-intelligence-scale