Tier One Performance Screen Initial Operational Test and Evaluation: 2014 Annual Report
Technical Report,01 Aug 2009,31 Dec 2014
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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In addition to educational, physical, and moral screens, the U.S. Army relies on the Armed Forces Qualification Test AFQT, a composite score from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB, to select new Soldiers into the Army. Although the AFQT is useful for selecting new Soldiers, other personal attributes are important to Soldier performance and retention. Based on previous U.S. Army Research Institute ARI investigations, the Army selected one promising measure, the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System TAPAS, for an initial operational test and evaluation IOT and E, beginning administration to applicants in 2009. Criterion data are being compiled at 6-month intervals from administrative records, schools for selected military occupational specialties MOS, and Soldiers in units. This is the tenth in a series of planned evaluations of the TAPAS. Similar to prior research, the cumulative results thus far suggest that TAPAS scales significantly predict a number of criteria of interest, indicating that the measure holds promise for both selection and classification purposes.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations