Accession Number:

ADA160889

Title:

Passing Scores for the FAA ATCS Color Vision Test,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

In response to recommendations from the Office of Personnel Management for measures of normal color vision that reflects as closely as possible the functional color vision requirements for an air traffic controller Christup, 1981, subtests which simulated ATC tasks were developed in three content areas 1 aircraft colors for fuselage and lights, 2 color weather radar displays, and 3 navigational chart terrain elevations. Pickrel and Convey 1983 performed an item analysis on these subtests using data obtained from 41 persons with normal color vision as determined by their performance on the Pseudoisochromatic Plates Test PIP from the American Optical Corporation and 22 persons with defective color vision according to the PIP. The item parameters and the internal consistency reliability estimates obtained were satisfactory however, minimum passing score for each of these tests and for a simple composite of all three. Originator-supplied keywords Color vision tests Minimum passing score Terrain, Elevations Color normal Color defective.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE