AIRMAN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION-66 ADMINISTERED AS A CONFIDENCE TEST
Semiannual technical rept. no. 4, Nov 1967-Apr 1968
SHUFORD-MASSENGILL CORP LEXINGTON MA
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Airman Qualifying Examination-66 was readministered as a Valid Confidence test to 61 basic airmen. Airmen understood the method of confidence testing and yielded data containing information over and above that available from choice testing. There is no evidence that confidence testing disrupted the test-taking process. Wide individual differences were observed in airmens ability to evaluate information. Observed patterns of confidence indicate that airmen would be guessing on about one-fourth of the items if AQE-66 had been administered as a choice test. Confidence test administration served to increase reliability of AQE-66 to the extent that it was equivalent to a choice test about twice as long as the current test. Confidence test administration served to increase predictive validity of AQE-66 as measured by the correlation between AQE-66 and AFQT.