Evaluation of Tests to Predict Success in Automotive Maintenance Helper Course
ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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Experimental tests-Mechanical Knowledge tools, Craftsman Aptitude-Mechanics, Craftsman Aptitude-Construction, and seven self-report personality measures-were administered to samples of trainees in the Automotive Maintenance Helper MOS 630 course at three training centers. The experimental tests were evaluated and compared with operational ACB tests for effectiveness in predicting written test score, performance test score, and cadre estimates of future performance in an Army assignment. The ACB Automotive In formation Test was the most heavily weighted test in composites predictive of aspects of success in the course. In predicting the estimated job success criterion, however, the experimental Mechanical Knowledge Test and the Crafts man Aptitude tests were somewhat more effective than the ACB Mechanical Aptitude Test, suggesting the promise of such tests in differential classification for mechanical jobs.