Accession Number : ADP003340

Title :   Assessment of Learning Abilities Using Rate Measures,


Personal Author(s) : Allen,G. L. ; Morgan,B. B. , Jr

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Provided in this presentation is a description of progress in a unique research effort examining the utility of learning rate measures as predictors of learning abilities. Complex Experimental Learning Tasks (CELTs) have been developed in response to the challenge of devising a technology for measuring learning rate. CELTs provide a real-time sample of learning performance on criterion-free, face-valid memory tasks. Microcomputer-based administration affords detailed records of learning activities while facilitating efficient data management. Subjects' performance is described by plotting performance indices (e.g., accuracy, speed of responding) over time. Slope and intercept parameters from these functions hold promise as valid measures of learning rate. Efforts are underway to (a) determine relationships between traditional aptitude measures and learning rate measures from CELTs and (b) explore the predictive value of these rate measures for classroom performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Learning, *Rates, Mental ability, Measurement, Information processing, Computer applications, Performance(Human), Aptitude tests, Perception(Psychology), Research management, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE