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Alghamdi, Fatimah M. A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
There is consensus among those involved in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in the Saudi educational context that students' achievement in language learning is below expectations. Much research has been directed towards finding the reasons for low achievement amongst learners. However, very few studies have looked at parameters of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Reid, Christine A.; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Lewis, Allen N.; Armstrong, Amy J. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2007
Item response theory (IRT) methodology is introduced as a tool for improving assessment instruments used with people who have disabilities. Need for this approach in rehabilitation is emphasized; differences between IRT and classical test theory are clarified. Concepts essential to understanding IRT are defined, necessary data assumptions are…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Methods, Item Response Theory, Aptitude Tests
Cureton, Edward E. – 1968
This study reports, for a group of 257 boys and a group of 286 girls, factor analyses of 43 Project TALENT aptitude and information tests, together with 48 tests from three multiple-aptitude batteries and one high-school achievement battery (The Flanagan Aptitude Classification Tests, Differential Aptitude Tests, General Aptitude Test Battery, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Educational Testing
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Pucel, David J.; Nelson, Howard F. – 1969
The Minnesota Student Characteristics and Occupationally Related Education (MINI-SCORE) Project was established to obtain comprehensive basic test and personal data on all applicants to the area vocational-technical schools of Minnesota, and to analyze the data to determine which and how much of each basic element could be useful to the counselor…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Business Education, Career Guidance, Group Norms
McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others – 1977
The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis questionnaire that provides for the analysis of individual jobs in terms of each of 187 job elements, was used to establish the job component validity of certain commercially-available vocational aptitude tests. Prior to the general analyses reported here, a statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Cluster Analysis, Job Analysis, Occupational Tests
DeNisi, Angelo S.; And Others – 1976
The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis questionnaire that provides for the analysis for individual jobs in terms of 187 job elements, has been found in previous studies to be useful as the basis for predicting the mean test scores of incumbents on a sample of jobs in terms of the nine tests of the General Aptitude…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Job Analysis, Occupational Tests, Personnel Selection
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1964
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Guidance, Cutting Scores, Evaluation Criteria
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1963
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Assembly (Manufacturing), Career Guidance, Cutting Scores
Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV. – 1982
This preapprenticeship preparation curriculum consists of 13 learning modules. Covered in the modules are the following: the nature and scope of apprenticeships, a pretest to assess students' mathematical skills, the General Aptitude Test Battery, interviews for an apprenticeship program, whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Apprenticeships, Aptitude Tests, Decimal Fractions
Sullivan, Daniel John – 1972
The purpose of this study was to determine if students having a laboratory-oriented science course at the ninth grade level demonstrate a different rate of development of certain psychomotor abilities than do students not having such a course. The three abilities tested for were: (1) motor coordination, (2) manual dexterity, and (3) finger…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Grade 9
California State Employment Service, Sacramento. – 1967
OCCUPATIONAL NORMS IN TERMS OF MINIMUM QUALIFYING SCORES FOR THE APTITUDE MEASURES WHICH PREDICT JOB PERFORMANCE WERE ESTABLISHED. THE GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY AND TWO CRITERION MEASURES OF SUPERVISORY RATINGS WERE TESTED ON TWO SAMPLES, ONE CONSISTING OF 34 MALE AND 56 FEMALE CAMP COUNSELORS EMPLOYED IN NEW YORK STATE SUMMER CAMPS IN 1965,…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Camping, Employment Qualifications, Occupational Information
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1958
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Guidance, Cutting Scores, Evaluation Criteria
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1966
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Guidance, Cutting Scores, Evaluation Criteria
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1959
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Guidance, Cutting Scores, Evaluation Criteria
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service. – 1964
The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Guidance, Cutting Scores, Evaluation Criteria
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