DEVELOPMENT OF TEST ITEMS FOR OFFICER SELECTION AND CLASSIFICATION BATTERIES
Final rept. 15 Dec 1964-15 Sep 1966
DATA-DESIGN LABS ONTARIO CA
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The report is concerned with the production of 100 mechanical- principles test items and 50 background-for-world-events test items. Fourteen 50-item tests were submitted for tryouts to groups of officer candidates who scored above the 65th percentile on the Armed Forces Qualification Test. The average group size was 383. Items were scored on difficulty, phi for each alternative, and phi ratio for the correct alternative. Considerable difficulty was encountered in obtaining the required number of acceptable questions. It is believed that this difficulty stemmed primarily from the lack of an external criteria and, to a lesser extent, from the statistical tests specified.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations