ERIC Number: ED164576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for the USTES General Aptitude Test Battery. Section II: Norms, Occupational Aptitude Pattern Structure.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The nine aptitudes measured by the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) are intelligence, verbal aptitude, numerical aptitude, spatial aptitude, form perception, clerical perception, motor coordination, finger dexterity; and manual dexterity. This revised test manual presents: (1) percentile equivalents of aptitude or standard scores for adults, tenth graders, and ninth graders; (2) minimum intelligence scores as predictors of success in junior college, four-year college, and professional education; (3) a description of the Occupational Aptitude Pattern Structure (OAP), which displays GATB norms for the three age groups; (4) the standard error of measurement of the GATB; (5) OAP's, 1,100 occupations; (6) six important researched jobs not incorporated into the OAP; (7) an alphabetical index of occupations; and (8) a list of worker trait groups and OAP's in which they appear. The OAP's consist of the most significant aptitudes and the critical scores established as minimum (cutting) scores for a group of occupations having similar aptitude requirements. The titles and numerical codes for the occupations are taken from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (CP)
Descriptors: Adults, Aptitude Tests, Cutting Scores, Equated Scores, Grade 10, Grade 9, High Schools, Higher Education, Norms, Occupational Tests, Occupations, Test Interpretation, Vocational Aptitude
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery