Testing: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

Testing: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

by Ronna F. Dillon, James Pellegrino


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275927592
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/04/1989
Series: Contributions in Economics and
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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.

Table of Contents


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



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