Accession Number : ADA215619


Title :   An Evaluation of the Air Force Institute of Technology Student Selection Criteria


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Buckley, Kevin W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a215619.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : This thesis was designed to evaluate the suitability of the variables that AFIT currently uses to select graduate students. The objective was to determine if, indeed, these variables are effective at predicting graduate school academic success at AFIT. The study examined the records of 4170 US military officers, foreign officers, and civilians who attended in-residence AFIT graduate programs from 1977 to 1987. From these records was obtained data on each students' undergraduate GPA and scores on standardized tests, which AFIT currently uses in the selection process. Using the graduate GPA as the criterion, this study examined the effectiveness of these predictors with correlation analysis. In addition to studying the student population as a whole, the sample was also broken down to see if the predictors were equally suitable across all programs. (RRH)


Descriptors :   *STUDENTS , *SELECTION , *POPULATION , *SCORING , *PREDICTIONS , CORRELATION , STANDARDIZATION , OFFICER PERSONNEL , SCHOOLS , FOREIGN , AIR FORCE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE