Accession Number:

AD0614835

Title:

DEVELOPING A BATTERY OF PREDICTORS FOR SELECTION OF AIR FORCE WRITERS. I. PRETESTING MEASURES OF ENGLISH USAGE AND MECHANICS,

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DIRECTORATE OF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL (AF) WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL RESEARCH BRANCH

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Report Date:

1964-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A college-level test of usage and mechanics Form lA of the Cooperative English Expression Test was administered to 102 higher level civilian employees assigned to Headquarters USAF. These employees estimated the time spent in producing nine types of written products, such as, letters and technical reports. In addition, the executives who review these nine types of products rated the extent to which each type met their standards of usage, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization and also rated the overall effectiveness of all the products as a whole and the potential of the writer for assuming writing tasks of increased scope and difficulty. The range of the Pearson Product Moment coefficients of correlation of these criterion variables shows either that we are dealing with a very complex criterion or with one that is extremely vague. However, if we are willing to settle for the rating of writing potential by these executives, the correlation of the test with this criterion is .33 which is well above the 1 level of statistical significance and explains about 11 of the variance associated with this criterion. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE