Friday, August 13, 2010

Credit/No Credit/Marginal Credit

















Children's Drawings as Measures of Intellectual Maturity by Dale Harris, Pennsylvania State University, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963 (A Revision and Extension of the Goodenough Draw-a-Man Test) (above images are cropped details from The Requirements for Scoring the Draw-a-Woman Scale)

(This is a withdrawn copy from the Educational Child Study Center at Kent State University, Ohio)

3 comments:

Adalgisa Campos said...

poor little children...

sarah said...

I read about tests like these in this Rhoda Kellogg book and they're so weird and arbitrary. Its sad thinking about children being subjected to that. Comparing the credit and no credit noses is strange.

Damian Yerrick said...

I've been analyzing that test, and I've discovered that it's ableist. Asking a double leg amputee to draw himself, for instance, will result in loss of points for not drawing legs. It's also not as culture-neutral as some people think, as it might take points off for not drawing knees in cultures where knees are a private part. I do, however, list some suggestions for improving it.