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Bugaj, Stephen J. – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2017
Mensa is an organization of people scoring in the upper two percent on an approved intelligence test. Once considered a group for "geeks", it has expanded its role to offer considerable resources to parents and teachers of the gifted. However, a review of the literature indicated that this information is not routinely available to…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Academically Gifted, Talent, Cognitive Ability
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Yao, Lihua – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Through simulated data, five multidimensional computerized adaptive testing (MCAT) selection procedures with varying test lengths are examined and compared using different stopping rules. Fixed item exposure rates are used for all the items, and the Priority Index (PI) method is used for the content constraints. Two stopping rules, standard error…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Test Items, Selection
Theokas, Christina – Education Trust, 2010
Many educators comfortably embrace the myth that the military will enlist any and all high school graduates who are interested. However, a new analysis from The Education Trust reports that too many of the nation's high school graduates have not been adequately prepared to serve in the U.S. Army. In "Shut Out of the Military," the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Armed Forces, Vocational Aptitude
Aaronson, Daniel; Mazumder, Bhashkar – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 2009
The Black-White gap in completed schooling among Southern born men narrowed sharply between the World Wars after being stagnant from 1880 to 1910. We examine a large scale school construction project, the Rosenwald Rural Schools Initiative, which was designed to dramatically improve the educational opportunities for Southern rural Blacks. From…
Descriptors: Wages, African Americans, Rural Schools, School Construction
Asch, Beth J.; Heaton, Paul; Savych, Bogdan – RAND Corporation, 2009
Since 2000, black representation among high-quality recruits in the Army has decreased, while Hispanic representation has increased; in the Navy, black representation has remained stable and Hispanic representation has increased. (Recruits are considered to be high-quality if they have graduated high school and score above average on the Armed…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Recruitment, Personnel Needs, African Americans
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Deary, Ian J.; Der, Geoff; Shenkin, Susan D. – Intelligence, 2005
There is a significant association between birth weight and cognitive test scores in childhood, even among individuals born at term and with normal birth weight. The association is not explained by the child's social background. Here we examine whether mother's cognitive ability accounts for the birth weight-cognitive ability association. We…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Mothers, Intelligence Quotient, Children
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Orvis, Bruce R.; Gahart, Martin T. – 1989
As part of the military recruiting effort, the Department of Defense sponsors surveys of the national youth population to help design recruiting and advertising strategies. This report develops and applies a method of using the information contained in national youth surveys to estimate the probability that respondents taking the Armed Forces…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Armed Forces, Estimation (Mathematics), Evaluation Utilization