Standardized Test, SRA Reading and Arithmetic Indices

By the 1960s, when this test was published, employers often gave job candidates standardized examinations. This set of one arithmetic and one reading test was designed particularly for adults with limited basic skills in these areas. According to the test booklets, they were developed by Science Research Associates (SRA), a subsidy of IBM.
The arithmetic index has questions relating to addition and subtraction of whole numbers, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals and percentages. The reading index tests picture-word association, word decoding, phrase comprehension, sentence comprehension and paragraph comprehension. Answers are multiple choice. The tests and preliminary manual are in a red envelope, which has a mark indicating that they were specimen copies.
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychological tests
date made
Science Research Associates, Inc
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 30.5 cm x 25.3 cm x .1 cm; 12 in x 9 31/32 in x 1/32 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Science & Mathematics
Psychological Tests
Arithmetic Teaching
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth E. Myer

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