The Development of Content-Valid Performance Measures for 76C Course and Field Assessment
Final rept. Jun 1984-Dec 1989,
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report summarizes research on test development conducted as part of the Training Technology Transfer Program at Fort Lee. We developed a prototype, content-valid test battery for 76C equipment records and parts specialist prescribed load list PLL clerk personnel to evaluate the impact of new training methods and material for 76C MOS. The existing testing system in 76C MOS was found to be limited in several respects. For example, it did not ensure that actual job tasks were accurately sampled and represented on end-of-annex examinations. To overcome the limitations of the testing system, we compiled a model to produce a test battery for 76C MOS that includes a sample of multiple-choice items and work-sample exercises from the tasks in the PLL duty position. To test the battery, we administered it at three U.S. Army Forces Command FORSCOM sites. We also collected ancillary data supervisor ratings and biographical information to explore the usefulness of nontest data to evaluate soldier skills levels.
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