Accession Number : AD0271386

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF REPETITIVE TESTING ON FIGURE MATRIX TEST SCORES

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : HELM,CARL E.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An analysis of existing data was made as a preliminary investigation of (1) the effect of practice performance on the Figure Matrix Test, (2) performance on the initial part of a figure matrix test compared with performance on the last part of the test, and (3) a relation between change in performance from the first part of a figure matrix test to the last part and other measures related to achievement. A correlational analysis and an analysis of variance were made. On the average, 15.5 items were correctly answered out of the first 30 items, while 16.7 items were correctly answered out of the second 30 items. Results suggest that the first-half score might be the better measure, in that the correlations between the first-half score and class grades tended to be somewhat higher than the correlations between the secondhalf score and grades. The total score correlated somewhat higher than either part score, reflecting greater reliability. Relation between change in performance on the first and last part gives negative results by both the correlation and the analysis of variance. Negligible correlations were noted between the difference score on the Figure Matrix Test and grades. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, *APTITUDE TESTS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE