Differential Validity of the Army Aptitude Areas for Predicting Army Job Training Performance of Blacks and Whites
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Aptitude area scores of the Army Classification Battery ACB are part of the Army selection and classification procedure to determine which applicants for enlistment are accepted and which Army job training programs are open to them. The validity of the current aptitude area measures were assessed by a step-by-step analysis comparing aptitude area scores and job training scores final course grades for 12,355 whites and 1,772 blacks. Results showed that aptitude area scores correlated highly with training scores for both blacks and whites. For six of the eight major job areas for which white-black identification was available, both white and black trainees were selected appropriately for their job categories.
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