Psychological Test Manual With Score Sheet, Army Individual Test


During World War II, as in World War I, the U.S. Army turned to psychologists to develop tests for sorting personnel. The National Research Council Appointed a Committee on the Classification of Personnel chaired by Walter V. Bingham. These documents are the manual and score sheet for one test developed under the direction of that committee, as a substitute for the Army General Classification Test. The test is called the Army Individual Test. As the title suggests, it was given to individuals. It had six sections. The three verbal tests were on Similarities-Differences, Story Memory, and Digit Span. It also had three performance tests on Trail Making, Block Assembly, and Shoulder Patches.


Wassermann, John D. “A History of Intelligence Assessment: The Unfinished Tapestry,” in Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues, ed. D.P. Flanagan and P.L. Harrison, New York: Guilford Press, 2012, pp. 29-30.

Date Made: 1944

Maker: U.S. War Department

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: MathematicsPsychological Tests


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Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Kavruck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0034.047Accession Number: 1990.0034Catalog Number: 1990.0034.047

Object Name: Psychological Test Manual With Score Sheet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 20.5 cm x 26.7 cm; 1/32 in x 8 1/16 in x 10 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_692336

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