JOB PERFORMANCE OF EM SCORING LOW ON AFQT
Technical research note
ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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To assess the usefulness to the Army of men of lower than average general ability, 1000 enlistees accepted by the army when qualifications were temporarily lowered were followed up 12 to 18 months later to obtain job performance ratings and disciplinary records. Of RA Category IV men 10th - 30th percentile on AFQT in combat MOS, 50 were rated as performing acceptably, 43 as meeting standards of Army career performance. Corresponding percentages in technical MOS were 45 and 40. Note that most of these men were in low skill MOS, and that findings on level of performance apply only within such MOS. Successful performance depended to some extent on a mans having his highest skills in the aptitude area of the MOS in which he was serving. In this selected group, no clear evidence was found that more refined screening on age, education, and cognitive tests would result in appreciable gain in differential classification.