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ERIC Number: ED014587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
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NATIONAL TYPING TEST NORMS.
DROEGE, ROBERT C.
THE U.S. EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (USES), IN COOPERATION WITH 18 STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, CONDUCTED A STUDY TO DEVELOP NATIONAL TYPING TEST NORMS FOR USE IN INTERPRETING TEST SCORES ON TYPING TESTS. ONLY EMPLOYED WORKERS REQUIRED TO USE A TYPEWRITER AN AVERAGE OF AT LEAST 1 HOUR PER DAY WERE INCLUDED IN THE SAMPLE. THE TEST ADMINISTERED WAS ONE OF THE USES TYPING TEST FORMS RECENTLY DEVELOPED. THE TIME LIMIT WAS 5 MINUTES. A TOTAL OF 2,659 INDIVIDUALS WAS TESTED, 1,320 ON ELECTRIC AND 1,339 ON MANUAL TYPEWRITERS, IN 1960 AND 1961. ELIMINATION OF CASES WAS DONE TO ACHIEVE PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTIONS OF AGE, EDUCATION, SEX, AND INDUSTRY IN THE NORM SAMPLES AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THOSE FOR THE POPULATION OF EMPLOYED TYPISTS, STENOGRAPHERS, AND SECRETARIES. FINAL SAMPLES CONSISTED OF 881 TESTED ON ELECTRIC AND 881 TESTED ON MANUAL TYPEWRITERS. TABLES OF DATA SHOW THE NEED FOR SEPARATE NORMS FOR MANUAL AND ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS. RESULTS INDICATE THAT OPERATORS OF ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS DEVELOP GREATER SPEED, BUT NOT GREATER ACCURACY. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "PERSONNEL JOURNAL," VOLUME 45, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1966. (PS)
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