The Battlefield Skill Qualification Test: A Preliminary Feasibility Assessment
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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In order to improve current methods of individual skill testing, the 25th Infantry Division and the Army Research Institute developed and evaluated an improved Skill Qualification Test SQT for the 11B MOS soldier. In the improved SQT, called the Battlefield SQT BSQT, Hands-On Component and written Skill Component items for the 1981 SQT were consolidated into one testing operation. All 19 test items were integrated into a tactical scenario. The BSQT evaluation was carried out in a field setting. Comparative analyses of BSQT and normal SQT results indicated some significant differences in performances. Relative advantages and drawbacks of the BSQT and normal SQT are discussed.
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