Accession Number:

AD0636988

Title:

COMPUTER PERSONNEL SELECTION AND CRITERION DEVELOPMENT: 3. THE BASIC PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE TEST

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Basic Programming Knowledge Test BPKT, is intended to stand by itself as a criterion of programming proficiency. To achieve a close correspondence of test content to programming job requirements, subject-matter experts participated in the construction and review of the test questions. Test questions were selected that met the criteria of discrimination and appropriate difficulty, as indicated by the statistical analysis of results of a large preliminary testing. The final form of the test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that are designed to be free of references to specific computers and languages now in use. Normative scores were developed for Naby computer groups. The relationships of the BPKT test scores to a number of vocational and educational variables are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE