Relationship Between Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Scores and Success in Air Weapons Controller Training
Interim rept. Nov 1982-Feb 1984
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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This project investigated the relationship between Air Force Officer Qualifying test AFOQT composite scores and student performance in Air Force air weapons controller training. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of using AFOQT scores as one of the selection criteria for entry to the air weapons controller field. An analysis of training performance data for 968 students showed a significant positive correlation between AFOQT Academic Aptitude composite scores and successful completion of the training. Thus, a range of possible minimum cutoff scores of this composite was recommended as a selection criteria. Data concerning the approximate cost of attrition rates Fiscal Year 1982 of the five air weapons controller training organizations and the expected effects of establishing various minimum selection criteria were also presented. A separate data analysis of demographic factors, including age, and source of commission showed no consistent relationship between these variables and student performance that would be useful in establishing criteria based on these variables. The decision to use AFOQT scores as one of the selection criteria is now under management review at Air Force Headquarters. Originator-supplied keywords Airborne Warning and Control System, Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, Air Weapons Controller, classification, selection, training.
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