During their time at Ohio State University, Rudolf Pintner (1884-1942) and Donald G. Paterson (1892-1961) devised an influential Scale of Performance Tests, an intelligence examination for use with deaf children in the schools of Ohio. This initially involved manipulation of concrete objects. During the course of World War I, U.S. Army psychologists adopted portions of this scale into the paper-and-pencil Army Beta examination. These materials are printed and typed copies of score sheets for the Pintner-Paterson Short Performance Scale. They were prepared by the Letchworth Village Psychology Laboratory for use with patients there. The tests listed on both sheets are the same, although the order is slightly different. The sheets are undated, though it seems likely that they are from the 1920s.
For more information about Pintner, see 1990.0034.11. For more on Paterson – whose parents were deaf – see 1989.0710.59. For an example of the Army Beta, see 1990.0334.02.
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