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ALS Work Performance Series

G. Schuhfried
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Application

Assesses the ability to concentrate.
This special ability test (Pauli Test) makes it possible to measure how a respondent’s accuracy and speed vary over time. The Work Performance Series is therefore used in recruitment (manufacturing & safety assessments). In clinical neuropsychology it is used to determine the extent of fatigue when under mental strain.

Administration

The respondent adds or subtracts two numbers placed one above the other and is required to work as many items as possible in the given time. In items that involve short-term memory, entering an answer causes the lower number to move up and be concealed in the following item. The respondent must therefore remember the lower number before entering an answer, in order to use it in solving the next item. The last answer entered can be corrected.

Test forms

S1: Pauli Test (addition only)
S2: Pauli Test (addition) with demands on short-term memory
S7: Luxembourg form (addition and subtraction)

Scoring

The following main variables are scored:

  • Total number worked – indicator of working speed and level of performance.
  • Error percentage – indicator of accuracy of work.

The increase in the number of items worked over time and the numbers of errors and corrections are also given.

Scoring elements

Table
Profile
Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol1
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

1 It is possible to compare the working of different one-minute segments.

Test type

Special Ability Tests

Test information

adaptive
modular
language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Languages

Chinese (traditional)
Czech
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Slovak
Spanish
Swedish

Duration

approx. 15-25 minutes, depending on test form

Age

Norms for ages 14+ (S2).