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Psychological Testing Paper

The examination system also served to maintain cultural unity and consensus on basic values. The uniformity of the content of the examinations meant that the local elites and ambitious would-be members of those elites across the whole of China were taught with the same values. There was only a small fraction (about 5 percent) of those who attempted the examinations passed them and received titles, the studying and the hope of eventual success on a subsequent examination served to sustain the interest of those who took them. Those who failed to pass--most of the candidates at any single examination--did not lose wealth or local social standing; as dedicated believers in Confucian orthodoxy, they served, without the benefit of state appointments, as teachers, patrons of the arts, and managers of local projects, such as irrigation works, schools, or charitable foundations.

Impact or Significant for Today

one of the most significant innovations in written assessment is the advent of

automated essay scoring, or the use of computers to assist in the evaluation of written

responses to assessment questions. The automated essay scoring movement dates back to the

early 1960's. on the 1960's Dr. Ellis Page demonstrated that a computer could be used

to score student written responses to essay questions. Automated essay scoring has come a long

way since its infancy in the 1960's, but Dr. Page still deserves recognition and credit for the

earliest practicable automated essay scoring system. His vision and innovation gave birth to

today's automated essay scoring systems.



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