Accession Number:

AD0654128

Title:

PRELIMINARY VALIDITY REPORT OF THE MOS EVALUATION TEST FOR FIELD ARTILLERY CREWMAN MOS CODE 141.6 (13B40),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENLISTED EVALUATION CENTER INDIANAPOLIS IND

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Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report furnished pertinent validity data for the MOS evaluation test for Field Artillery Crewman, MOS Code 141.6, which was administered in the May 1965 evaluation period. Statistical bases were provided to allow control, in test revision, over the evaluation test characteristics of mean, standard deviation, reliability, and validity. The evaluation test characteristic of validity was given special attention. Increasing the validity of an evaluation test was considered at both the item and the test outline levels. The statistical rationale and data necessary for this purpose were provided for the use of research psychologists in the Test Development Branch of the US Army Enlisted Evaluation Center. The following conclusions are drawn from the study of the 1965 MOS evaluation test for Field Artillery Crewman, MOS Code 141.6 1 the total evaluation test had a validity coefficient of .48 significant at the .01 level 2 optimal weighting of BSMAs did not significantly increase the validity of the total evaluation test and 3 further increases in validity should be expected in future administration with proper item selection. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE