(1) The Marks of Examiners: (2) Essays on Examinations


THE important part played by examinations in the modern world, not merely in educational, but also in social organization, amply justifies the attention that is at present being directed to the manner in which they function. The International Institute Examinations Inquiry, initiated and financed by the International Institute of Education of Columbia University, has already done exceedingly valuable work in the investigation of some of the more fundamental problems involved; and recent reports published by the French, the Scottish and the English delegations present the results of such investigations. The two books under notice represent part of the labours of the English delegation.

(1) The Marks of Examiners:

being a Comparison of Marks allotted to Examination Scripts by Independent Examiners and Boards of Examiners, together with a Section on a Viva Voce Examination. By Sir Philip Hartog and Dr. E. C. Rhodes. With a Memorandum by Prof. Cyril Burt. (International Institute Examinations Enquiry.) Pp. xix + 344. 8s. 6d. net.

(2) Essays on Examinations

By Sir Michael Sadler A. Abbott Dr. P. B. Ballard Prof. C. L. Burt Dr. C. Delisle Burns Sir Philip Hartog Prof. C. Spearman Dr. S. D. Stirk. (International Institute Examinations Enquiry.) Pp. xii + 168. 5s. net. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1936.)

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D., J. (1) The Marks of Examiners: (2) Essays on Examinations. Nature 138, 820–821 (1936). https://doi.org/10.1038/138820a0

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