Accession Number : ADA018978

Title :   Biosystems General Information Test: Form B,


Personal Author(s) : Blanchard,Robert E.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Previous work has resulted in the development of Form A of the Biosystems General Information Test, a 100 item achievement test with three sections. Based on job dimension research, Form A was revised to contain four job/knowledge areas: Marine Mammals - taxonomy and capabilities, care and handling of marine mammals, training techniques and procedures, and principles of animal conditioning. Section 3 of Form A was removed to be treated as a separate test. The form was administered to 36 subjects performing various duties with marine mammals at NUC. An internal consistency item analysis was then carried out to identify items with satisfactory discrimination and difficulty levels and to develop unified subtests for each section.

Descriptors :   *Achievement tests, *Instructors, *Mammals, *Training, Marine biology, Test construction(Psychology), Taxonomy, Behavior, Methodology, Water traffic, Boats, Charts, Difficulty, Naval training

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE