ERIC Number: ED043086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Two Fifth Grade Measures of Cognitive Abilities. A Structure of Concept Attainment Abilities Project.
Robinson, Pamela Elizabeth
Two fifth grade measures of the ability to deal with symbolic relationships were developed for use in future factor analytic research concerning the nature of intelligence. Circle Reasoning was adopted from an adult level test by modifying the number of symbols and the nature of the principles on which the items were based. Item analysis results suggested that the four major categories of relationships formed a continuum of difficulty according to the complexity of symbolic relations. Evidence of a learning set effect provided questions for future research. A Number Series-Correction test proved too difficult for fifth grade subjects. A Number Series-Completion test was somewhat easy. Complexity of relations and degree of deviation from the examples were the factors concluded to account for the range of item difficulties. A correlation between Circle Reasoning and Number Series-Completion of .58, corrected for attenuation, suggests that the underlying abilities may be common to both tests as has been claimed in similar research with older subjects. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.