A Review of the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery

Krieshok, Thomas S.; Harrington, Robert G.
September 1985
Journal of Counseling & Development;Sep85, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p87
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery (MAB), which is a new group intelligence test. The MAB was designed as a group administered intelligence test with subtests and factors parallel to the Wechsler Adult Intelligence scale-Revised (WAIS-R), but employing an objective, multiple-choice format capable of being hand or computer scored and reporting a greater ceiling. The test is quite creative in translating the verbal and manipulative item format of the WAIS-R into the paper-and-pencil multiple-choice format of MAB, especially on the performance subtests. The MAB is a noteworthy attempt to respond to some of the problems inherent in the individually administered, subjectively scored WAIS-R. The test materials are attractive and well written and computer can score the test. The MAB's similarity to and concurrent validity with the WAIS-R make it an interesting nonverbal substitute for that test; the standard against which all adult tests Of individual intelligence are measured.


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