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Advances in Psychological Science    2012, Vol. 20 Issue (8) : 1322-1328     DOI:
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Musical Ability Tests: Construct Extension and Analytical Transition
LIU Yuan;LIU Hong-Yun
(School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China)
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Abstract  In the aspect of test construct, the classic musical ability tests, containing subtests of basic cognitive ability, aesthetic ability, and creativity ability, have transited to the very mode ones also including playing an instrument or singing, performance and communication ability, and personal quality as extension. Analytic method, on the other hand, has turned its direction from the traditional summative assessment towards formative assessment, in which the cognitive diagnose assessment (CDA) has been proved to be feasible by analyzing items of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on attribute level. Future researches should allot more attention on integrity and coherence of musical ability tests, and on applying CDA in practice.
Keywords musical ability test      test construct      cognitive diagnose assessment (CDA)     
Corresponding Authors: LIU Hong-Yun   
Issue Date: 15 August 2012
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LIU Yuan,LIU Hong-Yun. Musical Ability Tests: Construct Extension and Analytical Transition[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(8): 1322-1328.
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