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):

Report Date:

1972-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE