ERIC Number: ED237268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Gilliland General Purpose Learning Potential Examination for Inter-Cultural Evaluation of Learning Aptitude. Manual of Directions.
Rural non-readers and culturally different students often perform poorly on intelligence tests. The Gilliland General Purpose Learning Potential Examination is an intelligence test developed specifically to indicate the learning potential of those students. Five of the examination's seven sections are unrelated to the ability to read, one requires the ability to write, and one asks for information often acquired through reading. The sections give information on the visual memory, symbolic representation of ideas, interpretation of symbols and pictures, relationships, listening comprehension, and interest areas of students aged 6-15 and older students and adults in remedial reading classes. The examination yields a variety of information including an IQ score, a quick score, a primary score for grades 2 and below, non-cultural and non-reading scores, and a visual memory score. The booklet contains complete information on the test, including administration and scoring instructions, answer keys, scoring templates, the test booklet, and tables of norms for IQs ranging from 50 to 150. The norms are based on the testing of 2,100 students in six Western states. Indian norms are based on the testing of 1,250 rural and reservation Indians in four Western states. Norms for other groups are planned. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, American Indian Education, Aptitude Tests, Cultural Influences, Cultural Isolation, Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Illiteracy, Intelligence Tests, Interest Inventories, Listening Comprehension, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Students, Symbolic Learning, Test Bias, Visual Learning, Visualization
Montana Council for Indian Education, 517 Rimrock Road, Billings, MT 59102 ($1.50 manual and $.35 for the test).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Council for Indian Education, Billings.