Effectiveness of Selection and Classification Testing
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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E MANPOWER AVAILABLE TO THE Army. The various testing programs in the Armys enlisted personnel system are described the relationships between testing program, training content and method, and utilization on the job are probed and the methodology is explained by which the validity of the tests is established. Analysis of measures of performance in job training programs and ratings of job performance reveals that training performance is more satisfactory than job ratings for evaluating test effectiveness. How well tests predict performance in training programs and the relation between test scores and other indexes of success are examined separately for Negroes and whites. A general criticism of tests, particularly military tests, has arisen in recent years. Analysis supports the usefulness of tests in the Armys personnel systems despite changing concepts in the Armys mission, particularly as the tests themselves are continually reexamined to meet changed requirements.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations