THE DEVELOPMENT OF JOB PROFICIENCY TESTS FOR SELECTED OPERATOR POSITIONS IN THE WEAPONS BRANCH
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ARLINGTON VA
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The research reported was concerned with the development of paper- and-pencil job knowledge tests for six positions in the Weapons Branch of a Direction Center in the SAGE System. Three tests were developed, the positions being paired as follows Senior DirectorSenior Director Technician SDSDT Weapons DirectorWeapons Director Technician WDWDT Intercept Director Intercept Director Technician INDINT. The report treats the job description techniques, rationale for test outline, item development, preliminary tryout in the New York Air Defense Sector NYADS, item analysis and test revision, final administration at the Boston and Syracuse Air Defense Sectors BOADS and SYADS, and at the training facility at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base RG. Also included are information on test reliability and validity, and recommendations for normative use of the tests.
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