Accession Number:

AD0630916

Title:

PREDICTING FIRST YEAR ACHIEVEMENT OF AIR FORCE ACADEMY CADETS, CLASS OF 1966,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB (6570TH) AEROSPACE MEDICAL DIV LACKLAND AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Candidates for admission to each Air Force Academy class are required to demonstrate their qualifications on a battery of selection tests. Qualified candidates who enter the Academy are given a battery of experimental tests upon entry as part of a program for the development of officer selection and classification instruments. In the class of 1966, a subset of experimental instruments was moved into the field and given a trial under selection conditions. Another subset was administered to selectees prior to entry. All selection and experimental tests were validated against criteria which become available at the end of the fourth class freshman year. Criteria used were the Academic Standard Score, the Military Rating, the Extracurricular Activities Standard Score, the Composite Standard Score, and Early Motivational Elimination. It was found that the experimental battery contains tests valid for each criterion and that the selection battery contains tests valid for each criterion except Early Motivational Elimination. For every criterion except the Academic Standard Score, some set of experimental tests was found which added significantly to prediction from the selection battery alone. The best multiple validity coefficients for each criterion ranged from .33 for Early Motivational Elimination to .59 for the Academic Standard Score. The best multiple validity for the Military Rating was .48. Tests given to the classes of 1965 and 1966 had similar validities and distribution statistics in both classes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE