A STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AMONG NAVAL AVIATION STUDIENTS.
RICHARDSON BELLOWS HENRY AND CO INC NEW YORK
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The report is concerned with the following objectives in student administration 1 Elimination from the program, at the earliest possible moment, of those students who will fail later. 2 Identification of those students who, if awarded extra time, will successfully complete the program. Since the training of Naval aviation students costs money, both training of unfit students and attrition of fit students are wasteful. A battery of tests was administered experimentally to 560 entering students. Scores made by students on these tests were compared with subsequent grades in ground school. Those tests useful for predicting success and failure were identified. An experiment simulating actual use of test scores for administrative decisions concerning failing students demonstrated that substantial money savings could be effected by such use. Recommendations were made that the more valid tests be administered to all entering students, that a profile record of each students test scores be executed, and that these profile scores be used at the time of a students first failure to assist in administrative decisions concerning the student. Author
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