ERIC Number: ED194637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Performance vs. Paper-And-Pencil Estimates of Cognitive Abilities.
Arima, James K.
Arima's Discrimination Learning Test (DLT) was reconfigured, made into a self-paced mode, and administered to potential recruits in order to determine if: (1) a previous study indicating a lack of difference in learning performance between white and nonwhites would hold up; and (2) the correlations between scores attained on the DLT and scores attained on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) were significant. The DLT was administered to 65 students in grades 9-12 who had ASVAB scores. The DLT included 10 different versions of a stimulus list containing six pairs of dissimilar stimuli, one member of each pair being randomly designated as the correct choice. A stimulus-response programmer advanced to the next stimulus pair only after receiving a correct response. Scoring of the test was in terms of the number of correct responses per unit of viewing time, i.e., the Information Processing Rate (IPR). Results indicated that there was no significant difference in learning performance between white and nonwhite males; however, white females scored higher, whereas nonwhite females scored lower. The IPR was identified to be a rote learning score, and was found to correlate significantly with the general information test of the ASVAB. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Discrimination Learning Test (Arima); Paper and Pencil Tests; Stimulus Response Latency
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Military Testing Association (21st, San Diego, CA, October 15-19, 1979). Small, light type.