Power and Performance Measures

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Test Name:Power and Performance Measures
Author of Original Test: J. Barrett
Local test distributor / publisher:No longer supplied in the UK
Date of Current Review:1997
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:18 Aug 2006
Type of Test:General work-related aptitude.
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:The PPM ‘Power’ tests are four reasoning tests (Applied Power; Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual Reasoning), while the ‘Performance’ tests comprise Verbal Comprehension; Numerical Comprehension; Spatial Ability; Mechanical Understanding; and Processing Speed.
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Computerised locally-installed application - supervised/proctored
Computerised Web-based application - supervised/proctored
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
Computerised
General Description of Test:The PPM is a set of nine sub-tests designed to be used as a differential aptitude battery. he distinction between ‘Power’ and ‘Performance’ is similar to that between ‘fluid’ and ‘crystallised’ ability – and does not refer to the more obvious comparison with ‘power’ and ‘speed’ tests. The PPM ‘Power’ tests are four reasoning tests (Applied Power; Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual Reasoning), while the ‘Performance’ tests comprise Verbal Comprehension; Numerical Comprehension; Spatial Ability; Mechanical Understanding; and Processing Speed. The sub-tests are intended for use singly, in various combinations, or all together, depending on the reason for testing.


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