ERIC Number: ED188891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Test of Logical Thinking: Development and Applications.
Tobin, Kenneth G.; Capie, William
Traced are the developmental stages involved with the design of the Test of Logical Thinking (TOLT), a paper and pencil test constructed by the authors to measure formal reasoning ability. The final version of TOLT is described as consisting of two items for each of five reasoning modes: (1) controlling variables, (2) probabilistic reasoning, (3) combinatorial reasoning, (4) correlational reasoning, and (5) proportional reasoning. Further, a color videotape is utilized to present the context for each problem and to standardize administration procedures. Time is fixed as 40 minutes. Research is reported that supports TOLT as an effective means of identifying students of differing formal reasoning ability in classroom based research. Suggestions are made for design of further experiments as well as for application of the test to classroom instruction. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean); Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (53rd, Boston, MA, April 11-13, 1980).