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