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Dartmouth College. Office of Tests and Educational Research

 

The Office of Tests and Educational Research was established at Dartmouth College in 1938 upon the arrival of Clark Horton, who was hired to set up the Office and to direct a new program of educational counseling at the College. The Office's mission was to assist faculty with designing tests that would accurately measure how well students were assimilating material being taught.

Clark Horton was born in Crawford County, Ohio, December 22, 1900. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1926, and received his PhD from Ohio State in 1936. He came to Dartmouth in 1938 as the first director of the Office of Tests and Educational Research. Horton retired in June 1966, and died in December of the same year.

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Dartmouth College Office of Test and Educational Research records

DA-168
 Collection
Identifier: DA-168
Overview Records of the Office of Educational Research, established in 1938 to study and improve the success of teaching methods and the curriculum at Dartmouth College contain studies, reports, statistics and memoranda documenting the interests and activities of the director, as well as the work of the Committee on Educational Policy, the Committee on Exams, and the Individual and the College Course. The records also cover Clark Horton's work with the Hanover School Board, a study of teacher salaries...