Accession Number : AD0768993

Title :   An Empirical Study of Computer-Administered Two-Stage Ability Testing.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Betz,Nancy E. ; Weiss,David J.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : In an investigation of new approaches to measuring abilities, a two-stage adaptive test and a conventional peaked test were constructed and administered on a time-shared computer system to students in undergraduate psychology courses. Comparison of the score distributions yielded by the two tests are discussed for variability, distribution, and test-retest stability. Suggestions for possible ways to improve the characteristics of the two-stage testing strategy are offered. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*APTITUDE TESTS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), TIME SHARING, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE