Pilley, John, fl1952-1965 (Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence between Pilley and various regional education committees (including Halifax, Antrim, Birmingham, Fife, Gloucestershire, Middlesex, Midlothian, Yorkshire, and Wigan) regarding the possibility of a series of tests for teachers' own use in order to keep a record of pupils' performance during the academic year. Some responses to this express concerns, which include the risk invalidating the selection process and coaching, while some are positive.
Largely between Pilley and Ben Norris, Director of the Foundation for Research in Education, and W. D Wall, Norris' successor, covering topics such as research undertaken by the two organisations; competition between the two organisations; appointments; and developments in educational research.
Also includes bulletins, annual reports, test agency catalogue, and Verbal Test 1 from the National Foundation for Research in Education.
Includes copy of brief letter from Pilley to Charles Stewart regarding the possibility of transferring some of the capital from the Godfrey Thomson fund from Trustee Securities to Equities, and correspondence between D A Walker of the Scottish Council for Research in Education regarding the possibility of using part of the Godfrey Thomson Research fund to establish a research fellowship.
Covers topics such as the perception of tests in the media; the price of tests; royalties produced from tests; other publications regarding education and educational testing produced by the University of London Press; and the decline in test usage.