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Dangerous Student Test Announced
By: Heyward Ewart
A new and unique test for dangerous students has been developed for trial by educators, counselors, and other experts.
Created by Dr. Heyward Ewart, the 77-item "Dangerous Student Questionnaire" can be uploaded at his public website.
"This is a test for experts to administer," Ewart cautions strongly. He adds that the instrument, still experimental, should be used in
conjunction with other evaluation methods by qualified professionals, not used alone.
"It is not offensive nor insulting for a student to take the test," he says, "because the items are not confrontational." He suggests
that students can be put at ease further by giving the test to the whole student body so that no-one is singled out.
He hopes that graduate students in education and the social sciences will use the new device as subject material for a thesis.
All questions are designed to be read aloud by the examiner and answered YES or NO by the student. Positive responses indicate a
risk to some degree, Ewart says, because every question can prompt an abnormal YES response.
He cautions, "This is a PRELIMINARY effort to develop a valid test, but in its present stage of development, it can give only clues.
The number of positive responses justifying further evaluation by a qualified psychologist has yet to be established. However, the
examiner may give certain responses added weight, according to the examiner's own best judgment, especially if experienced and if
familiar with the examinee's history."
Questions can be repeated upon request.
Ewart suggests first putting the student at ease by explaining that this is a routine test to determine anything special that the school
can do to make him/her comfortable. He says state that this questionnaire may not be necessary in his/her case, but that