Vienna Test System: Measures of Maximum Performance. FOLO Inductive Reasoning Test.


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Note: This test review was published by BPS on 16th January 2008

Description of the Test:

The Vienna Test System is a computerised collection of tests and assessments that can be used alone or combined as batteries of tests. The system contains 59 multi lingual instruments covering work, health and education and categorised as Intelligence, General Ability, Special Ability, Personality Structure, Attitude and Interests and Clinical tests. Those tests that are produced in the English Language and have not been reviewed elsewhere in these reviews will be reviewed here as individual tests. The FOLO Logical Reasoning test is a computer-based, stand alone, 25 item scale measuring inductive reasoning. It aims to capture the spatial ability and inductive reasoning elements of ‘g’ and focuses on measuring the ability of a test taker to derive a general rule from a specific situation. It was initially developed as a paper and pencil version by Eva Hagman and Oswald Bratfisch in 1995 before further adaptation and development resulted in a computer version in 2001. Since then the test has come under the Vienna Test System, with the current version published in November 2003. The test is administered and scored on computer (which can be a stand alone or a networked system) and is timed for 12 minutes (although about 3 minutes should be given for practice and introduction). Test takers are presented with six diagrams at the top of the screen and two blank squares. The diagrams follow a pattern (rule) and test takers have to choose (from six alternatives) which two figures should follow in order to complete the pattern. Test takers are required to choose the two correct diagrams in the correct order. Scores are calculated on the basis on number of correct items, although for an item to be correct the appropriate diagrams should have been chosen in the correct order. Raw scores, percentile rank and T scores are produced via a computer-generated report of the data, which can be downloaded into a word processing package.

Authors: Eva Hagman and Oswald Bratfisch

Test Publisher: SCHUHFRIED GmbH

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