ERIC Number: ED356271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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A Problem That Led to Developing Video Administration of the GATB for Testing at Multiple Sites.
Simmons, Ernest W.
As developer and custodian of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is responsible for ensuring that its use meets established professional standards. Considering the logistical problems of overseeing the use of the GATB at more than 2,000 separate sites, the USDOL has confronted a monumental task in the face of declining economic resources. Use of video administration was recognized as having the potential to ease the burdens of test administration and improve test reliability because the GATB requires a substantial amount of instruction and is complex to time. Video administration tapes were developed for English and Spanish versions using the manual section on administration and scoring. Separate tapes have been prepared for different portions of the GATB. Videotaped administration is used to some degree in 30 states. Overall, responses have been very favorable, and the project appears successful. Users report that the tapes are particularly useful in administering the dexterity portions of the battery. Users' suggestions are being taken into account by the USDOL in improving the videos. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery