ERIC Number: ED159219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
The Semiautomated Test System: A Tool for Standardized Performance Testing.
Ramsey, H. Rudy
For performance tests to be truly standardized, they must be administered in a way that will minimize variation due to operator intervention and errors. Through such technological developments as low-cost digital computers and digital logic modules, automatic test administration without restriction of test content has become possible. A Semiautomated Test System (SATS), incorporating programmable digital logic modules for control, has been developed to allow an experimental psychologist, unassisted and with a minimum of special training, to set up and modify tests or experiments; thus, it is especially useful for exploratory studies. The structure of the SATS is described and photographs of the equipment are included. The procedures necessary to administer a continuous four-choice disjunctive reaction time test are described in order to illustrate a special purpose module. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Programs, Digital Computers, Laboratories, Military Personnel, Performance Tests, Personnel Selection, Psychological Testing
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (AD-702 903, HC $4.50, MF $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Aeromedical Research Lab., Fort Rucker, AL.; Naval Aerospace Medical Inst., Pensacola, FL.