Accession Number:

ADA199177

Title:

Studies of Poststrike Air Traffic Control Specialist Trainees: 2. Selection and Screening Programs

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Specific contributions of aviation psychologists to the selection and Academy training of FAA air traffic control specialists are presented in an historical context. Research results which formed the basis for the written aptitude selection tests, The Occupational Knowledge Test for assessing prior experience, and the passfail screens for the Academys nonradar and radar programs are noted. Results of continuing validation research on all aspects of these selectionscreening programs are presented in detail as well as the means by which the results are used to i predict training and performance outcomes, ii model the impact of program changes iii allow the introduction of changes improvements without compromising the validity of the programs, and iv assure compliance with the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. The application of this line of research has produced considerable costbenefits to the agency.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE