Education: Grading Machines

The most prestigious test factory in the U.S. is in Princeton, N. J. Last week the factory worked overtime cooking up new devilments for defenseless scholars. An old client, the Navy, wanted a new test to pick 5,000 candidates for Annapolis.

The Navy job was the latest model of objective ("pick-the-right-answer") aptitude test, the current fashion in exam-making. The no-man test factory, a nonprofit outfit called the College Entrance Examination Board, tailors special exams to order for the State Department, the Pepsi-Cola Co., many another customer. But mostly it works out mechanical ways...

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