Publisher : ACER Press, 1997
SKU : PG_QF
Purpose: To assess mechanical reasoning ability
Time: 20 minutes
Administration: Individual and group
The ACER Mechanical Reasoning Test – Second Edition (MRT-2) assesses mechanical reasoning ability, which entails understanding basic principles of physics and mechanics, visualising the movement of objects through space, and understanding cause-effect relationships between mechanical components.
The MRT-2 is designed to assess aptitude for solving problems requiring the understanding of mechanical ideas. It does not require mechanical knowledge or reading ability.
All 32 items are pen-and-ink diagrams and cover a wide range of content including wheels, gears, clamps, levers, sliding rods, shafts, pulleys, weights, conveyor belts, fixed and non-fixed pivots, and springs. Two parallel forms are available.
Norms and other reference group data are provided as percentile ranks and stanines, with accompanying verbal descriptions.
The MRT-2 is suitable for assessing apprentices, trainees, technical and trade personnel, and others involved in work of a mechanical nature. The MRT can be used for selection and for counselling individuals, such as school-leavers or mature-age job changers, who aspire to occupations requiring mechanical reasoning ability.
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