COMPUTER PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP, 1966 SURVEY OF TEST USE IN COMPUTER PERSONNEL SELECTION.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Surveys were received from 483 computer installations in the United States and 98 computer installations in Canada, giving information on the psychological tests currently being used in the selection of Computer Programmers and Systems Analysts, the minimum educational requirements, the source of personnel, the number of programming staff presently employed, and the approximate number hired each year. Results indicated that 68 of the organizations in the United States used tests in their selection, and 73 of the Canadian sample used tests. The largest individual test used is the IBM-Programmer Aptitude Test, being used by 85 of those organizations using tests in the United States and 93 in Canada. The minimum educational requirements is higher in the United States, where 35 of the organizations require Programmer Trainees to have a college degree or higher, compared with 15 in Canada. The organizations responding indicated a 25 increase in the number of Programmers and Systems Analysts needed in the United States each year and a 20 increase for like personnel in Canada. Author
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