The goal of this book is to present and evaluate the concept of dynamic testing. Unlike 'static' tests such as the SAT or IQ tests, dynamic testing emphasizes learning potential rather than past learning accomplishments. The book opens with a theoretical framework of abilities as forms of developing expertise. It then continues with an introduction to dynamic testing and then a capsule history of dynamic testing. The book also reviews the approaches of Feuerstein and Budoff and other diverse approaches to dynamic testing. The Drs Sternberg and Grigorenko present their own three-prong approach to dynamic testing along with two case studies using dynamic testing in their own research. The authors conclude that dynamic testing has enormous potential which has not yet been tapped.
"...a valuable book for school psychologists interested in understanding more about dynamic testing of abilities and the progress in the area in the last two decades. It is a thorough, readable, and thoughtful summary of the area." School Psychology Quarterly "...written by two of the world's leading authorities on he assessment of human abilities and intelligence...extremely important." APA Review of Books "Strongly grounded in theory, this book affords an in-depth look at the foundation, current research, and application of dynamic testing. Cognitive psychologists, educators interested in measurement and evaluation issues, and individuals involved in special education will find this a comprehensive and useful volume. Highly recommended." Choice