Accession Number : ADP003339

Title :   Two for the Money--Speed and Level Scores from a Computerized Vocabulary Test,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Christal,R. E. ; Tirre,W. C. ; Kyllonen,P. C.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A speeded two-alternative computerized vocabulary test was constructed which yields both speed and level scores, but which takes considerably less time for administration than the ASVAB Word Knowledge test (7 vs 11 minutes). The level scores from the vocabulary test yielded higher validities than the Word Knowledge test for five paired-associates learning tasks included in an experimental battery, and the vocabulary speed (latency) scores proved to be useful in predicting individual differences in performance deterioration under conditions of information overload. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Psychomotor tests, *Information processing, *Learning, Mental ability, Air Force personnel, Performance(Human), Vocabulary, Computer aided instruction, Scoring, Measurement, Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE