Divagations

@article{Mann1984Divagations,
  title={Divagations},
  author={Lester Mann and Oscar Krisen Buros},
  journal={Journal of Special Education},
  year={1984},
  volume={18},
  pages={206 - 207}
}
At present, no matter how poor a test may be, if it is nicely packaged and if it promises to do all sorts of things which no test can do, the test will find many gullible buyers. When we initiated critical test reviewing [1938] we had no idea how difficult it would be to discourage the use of poorly constructed tests of unknown validity. Even the better informed test users who finally become convinced that a widely used test has no validity after all are likely to rush to use a new instrument…