Accession Number : AD0751030
Title : A Model for Psychometrically Distinguishing Aptitude from Ability.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Whitely,Susan E. ; Dawis,Rene V.
Report Date : 25 JUL 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : It is now widely agreed that current ability measures reflect a complex interaction of environment with genetic potential. This leads to a basic measurement problem since persons with the same measured ability may vary widely in potential due to non-equivalent learning opportunities. The purpose of the paper is to present a model which may hold some promise in psychometrically distinguishing ability (current status) from aptitude (potential). Data on a simple ability are analyzed according to the model to illustrate how some of the practical problems may be solved. (Author)
Descriptors : (*APTITUDE TESTS, CULTURE), (*ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, LEARNING), ACCURACY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE