ERIC Number: ED166221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for the Bateria de Examenes de Aptitud General (BEAG). Section II. Development.
Employment of Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
The development and norming of a Spanish language edition of the United States Employment Service (USES) General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) is described. The new edition, called the Bateria de Examenes de Aptitud General (BEAG), was designed to replace an earlier translation, the BGPA, prepared for use in Puerto Rico. Forms A and B were developed to have identical item content with the GATB except for Part 1 (Name Comparison) and Part 4 (Vocabulary) which required Spanish names and vocabulary rather than English. Experimental procedures, norms samples, and results are described for an administration of the tests to bilingual groups of high-school seniors and adults with less than high school education. Item analysis indicated a number of items in Part 4 were unsatisfactory. A revised edition was prepared and a second comparability study was performed. Another study was performed to compare the BEAG with the BGPA. (CTM)
Descriptors: Adults, Aptitude Tests, Equated Scores, High Schools, Norms, Occupational Tests, Sampling, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Items, Testing, Vocational Aptitude
Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 029-014-000103-1)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment of Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery