Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test

Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test

Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test

Name  Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test
Purpose

 The purpose of three tests in the series is to measure mental ability i.e., thinking power or the degree of maturity of the mind. It is not possible to measure mental ability directly but possible only to measure the effect mental ability has had in enabling the pupil to acquire certain knowledge and mental skill.

Population Both Adults and Children
Score Three subsets of this test

Alpha Test  Grade 1-4

Beta test       Grade 4-9

Gamma Test   High Schools and Colleges

Time  Time requires for this test is 30 minutes.
Author  Arthur S. Otis
Publisher  World Book Company in Great Britain
Description

The Otis Quick-Scoring Mental Ability Tests are designed to “measure mental ability – thinking power or the degree of maturity of the mind.

Scoring  It is self-administer test
Reliability

 The reliability was investigated by correlating the odd numbered and even numbered items of the test of 257 pupils in grade 10, 11 and 12. The coefficient so found was respectively 0.82, 0.85 and 0.73 for all grades.

Validity

 The validity of this test was finding by the biserial coefficient of correlation between the items and the total score in test. Scores only 100 adults of each sex were used in the experiment the coefficient of the item was without exception positive for both sexes having median value of test 61.this experiment indicates that all the items of higher education have real validity in the mental ability test.

Norms

 The norms for Gamma test were obtained by means of equating experiments in which 777 pupil took Gamma test and the Otis Higher Examination. 742 pupils took Gamma and Beta test and 1661 pupils took Gamma and the Pintner Advanced General Ability Test.

Suggested Uses  Otis Quick Mental Ability test administered on grade 1 to 9 pupils and high school and college pupils.
Prepared by

Anam Shahid Mughal

 

November 3, 2015 / by / in ,
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