Open Access Thesis
Ability -- Testing; Educational tests and measurements;
The writer became interested in testing mechanical ability while taking a course in the 1957 summer session at the Iowa State Teachers College dealing with the problem of teaching industrial arts. The teacher of this course was Dr. Howard O. Reed who had devised the Midget Wiggly Block Test for Mechanical Ability, which will be referred to hereafter in this report as the Midget Wiggly Block Test. During a class presentation, Reed state that there may be a learning process involved in the repeated assembling of the Midget Wiggly Block Test and presented a single formula for computing a score which he termed "learning index." He further indicated that this learning index had not been tested experimentally. The purpose of this study is to establish the relationship of this learning index to other measures of pupil performance.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Industrial Arts
Howard O. Reed
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©1958 James Franklin Winegarden
Winegarden, James Franklin, "A learning index for the Midget Wiggly Block Test for mechanical ability" (1958). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1315.