Psychological Test, Army Illustrated Literacy Test DST-IIa

Psychological Test, Army Illustrated Literacy Test DST-IIa

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As the need for service members increased in the course of World War II, the U.S. Army abandoned its policy of not inducting illiterate men. Special training units were established to give those who failed literacy tests instruction for up to thirteen weeks before they underwent basic training. This 1943 test was used to place those in these units at an appropriate grade level for literacy training.
Reference:
United States Department of the Army, Marginal Men and Military Service: A Review, Washington, D.C.: Fort Belvoir Defense Information Center, 1965, esp. pp. 74-88. This volume is available online. Accessed April 1, 2020.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Psychological Test
date made
1943
maker
U.S. War Department
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 20.4 cm x 27 cm; 1/32 in x 8 1/32 in x 10 5/8 in
ID Number
1990.0034.017
catalog number
1990.0034.017
accession number
1990.0034
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Kavruck
subject
Mathematics
Psychological Tests
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National Museum of American History
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