Army Alpha tests

Army Alpha tests

a set of paper-and-pencil adminestered tests designed for machine scoring, allowing for testing of large groups and first used by the U.S. Army during World War I for literate recruits, to measure mental ability with directions, arithmetic problems, practical judgment, synonyms and antonyms, disarrayed sentences, number series completions, analogies, and information. Compare: Army Beta tests.
Synonym(s): Alpha tests
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When the Army Alpha tests were given during World War 1, they showed that intelligence varied with both rank and race.

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