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INSSV Intelligence Structure Battery - Short Form

M. Arendasy, L. F. Hornke, M. Sommer & G. Gittler
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Application

Measures the level and structure of the intelligence in accordance with the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model, on the basis of five ability factors (fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, quantitative thinking, visual processing and long-term memory). The test provides a quick, global overview of the intelligence level. It is also an economic means of obtaining clarification on specific queries. It is used in staff & management assessments in various occupational fields and in manufacturing & safety assessments.

Administration

Depending on the subtest, the respondent’s answers are given either in multiple-choice format or as automated free responses. In the individual subtests the items are sometimes presented adaptively in the form of a power test and sometimes in linear form with a time limit. The five ability factors are assessed by means of the following subtests:

  •  Fluid intelligence:

- Numerical inductive reasoning: Identifying the rules on which a number sequence is based and continuing the sequence.
- Figural inductive reasoning: The ninth field of a 3x3 matrix of symbols must be filled with one of eight possible symbols in accordance with the underlying rules.

  • Crystallized intelligence:

- Word meaning: A synonym for a given word must be selected. The test uses a multiple-choice format.
- Verbal fluency: An unordered series of letters must be turned into a meaningful noun.

  • Quantitative thinking:

- Arithmetical competence: The respondent must perform a computational task in his/her head.
- Arithmetical flexibility: A given equation must be solved by inserting the correct arithmetical operations.

  • Visual processing:

- Spatial ability: The respondent states whether one of six comparison cubes represents a given test cube from a different perspective.

  • Long-term memory:

- Long-term memory: This subtest consists of a memorizing phase, an intermediate phase and an adaptive test phase; it involves remembering information about fictitious people.

Test forms

S1: Variable short form
S2: Fixed short form – screening

Scoring

The following main variables are scored, depending on the test form:

  • General intelligence: Global assessment of intellectual capacity.
  • Fluid intelligence: The ability to identify relationships between stimuli, understand implications and draw valid logical conclusions.
  • Crystallized intelligence: Extent of vocabulary and the ability to retrieve information from memory for problem-solving purposes.
  • Quantitative thinking: The ability to understand and apply mathematical skills and concepts for problem-solving purposes.
  • Visual processing: Measure of the ability to picture objects in three-dimensional space and if necessary rotate them in one's mind.

S1 also assesses:

  • Long-term memory: Measure of the ability to retain information in the longer term, integrate it into one’s own knowledge base and recall it accurately.

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
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Test type

Intelligence Test Batteries

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)
Croatian
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Spanish
Turkish

Duration

Between 5 and 30 minutes per subtest.
For S2 (fixed sequence of subtests) the time required is approx. 55 minutes.

Age

Norms for ages 16+.

Special features

Predominantly adaptive test presentation.