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Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

By Ronna F. Dillon, James W. Pellegrino

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Format: Hardcover, 274 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 04 April 1989
Research aimed at developing new approaches to testing of complex intellectual processes occupies the forefront of psychology and education. Testing examines the ongoing research efforts into information processing techniques and measures by the military and academic research and development communities. Psychometricians, educational and cognitive psychologists, and personnel researchers will find this review of current testing literature a valuable and practical research tool. Leading experts and professionals from a variety of backgrounds focus on improvements in measuring broadly defined tests of aptitude and on innovations in measuring intellectual skill. Four main topics treated are: advances in testing; new methods of testing; new aptitude measures; dimensions of job performance.

Table of Contents

Preface New Approaches to Aptitude Testing by Ronna F. Dillon An Overview of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) by Paul Foley and Linda Rucker The Influence of Paragraph Comprehension Components on Test Validity by Susan Embretson, James Fultz and Nancy Dayl Computerized Adaptive Testing of a Vocational Aptitude Battery by Martin F. Wiskoff and Mary K. Schratz Evoked Brain Activity and Personnel Performance by Gregory W. Lewis and Richard C. Sorenson New Concepts in Large-Scale Achievement Testing: Implications for Construct and Incremental Validity by Karen Janice Mitchell Bibliography Index

About the Author

RONNA F. DILLON is Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at Southern Illinois University. She is also a researcher and head of a large research project, portions of which have been funded by the Navy and the Air Force. She has edited three books and written numerous papers on individual differences and cognition. JAMES W. PELLEGRINO is Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of California. He has written over ninety papers on cognition and memory for leading professional journals.

EAN: 9780275927592
ISBN: 0275927598
Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc
Dimensions: 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.75 centimetres (0.56 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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