Early Development of the Military Aptitude Predictor (MAP)
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Army Research Institute ARI was directed to develop and validate motivational measures to aid in selection of enlisted personnel. The development of the Military Aptitude Predictor MAP was begun in 1973 for this purpose. The initial MAP included the trainees age, education, aptitudes, and civil court convictions moral waiver as predictors of military performance, and was intended for use at the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations AFEES. The 1975 version MAP-75 was intended for use by recruiters to provide a prediction of Basic Combat Training behavior and performance at an earlier point in time, thus saving the Army AFEES transportation and processing costs. In April 1975, the Secretary of the Army directed implementation of the MAP to begin 1 August 1975. This initial testing was conducted in one District Recruiting Command DRC in each of the five Recruiting Regions during the period 1 August - 30 September 1975. Its operational use was suspended on 1 October 1975 and, immediately following suspension of testing, ARI conducted interviews in the five DRCs to determine the nature and extent of problems associated with its use.
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