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DAKT Differential Attention Test

O. Bratfisch & E. Hagman
Neuro
Traffic
Sport
HR

Application

Measures concentration and attention.
This special ability test makes it possible to measure how a respondent’s accuracy and speed vary over time. Because of the importance of this skill in many jobs, the test is used in personnel selection and development. It is suitable for use not only in academic testing and job & career placement but also in staff & management assessments and manufacturing & safety assessments.

Administration

The item material consists of abstract symbols, number combinations or letter combinations, depending on the subtest. The screen is always divided into two windows, in which the item material appears. In the left-hand window some of the elements shown are crossed out. The respondent’s task is to go through the material line by line and to highlight in the right-hand window all the elements that are crossed out in the left-hand one. He/She is instructed to work as quickly and accurately as possible for the given period of time.

Test forms

S1: Standard form
S2: Short form

Scoring

The following main variables are scored:

  • Perceptual speed: Quantity of work performed.
  • Perceptual accuracy: Quality of work performed.

When assessing the quality of attention, the two variables must always be considered in combination since, for example, a fast working speed combined with many errors is often not advantageous.

Scoring elements

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

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

Arabic
Bulgarian
Chinese (traditional)
Czech
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Slovene

This test is also available in Swedish, more languages on demand.

Duration

approx. 21 minutes if all subtests are presented

Age

Norms for ages 10+.