In certain types of work a short test of mental alertness is quite important: (1) because of the lack of time and means required to administer a full length test, and (2) because of the motivation of the examinees. The Otis Self-Administering Test has met this demand to some extent but it implies a certain amount of education and takes at least 20 minutes. A survey of test materials indicated some coml1ination of the Army Alpha and Beta tests had possibilities for this type of measuring instrument. A research was undertaken to adapt some of these types of materials to a short test of alertness.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Rostron, Charles R. and Lauer, A. R.
"The Reliability of an Abbreviated Test of Alertness,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 319-320.
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