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):

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE