PREDICTING FIRST YEAR ACHIEVEMENT OF AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADETS, CLASS OF 1964
Yearly validity rept. no. 6
PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TX
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Applicants for each Air Force Academy class take a battery of selection tests to establish their qualifications. Entering cadets take an additional battery consisting mainly of nonacademic experimental tests, developed as part of a program for the production of officer selection and classification devices. Both batteries are validated at the end of the fourth class year against academic and nonacademic criteria. In the class of 1964 the criteria were the Academic Standard Score, Cadet Effectiveness Rating CER, residualized Cadet Effectiveness Rating with respect to physical aptitude, extracurricular Activities Standard Score, Nonacademic Standard Score, and Early Motivational Elimination. Using multiple regression techniques, it was found that there are measures in both the selection and experimental batteries having validity for each of the criteria. Multiple correlations up to .63 were obtained with the Academic score as the criterion, and up to .51 with the CER. Validities are not significantly different from those observed in the class of 1963 for selection tests common to both classes. Previously observed fluctuating validities appear to have stabilized.
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