The Relationship of the BARB and NPS Tests to Other UK Service Selection Tests
DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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One of the recommendations from a series of Defence Cost Studies recently conducted in the UK was that consideration should be given to the establishment of a single initial selection test for tri-service ratingother rank use. As well as providing economies in terms of future test development, maintenance and validation, this recommendation was particularly pertinent given the age of the existing Royal Navy RN and Royal Air Force RAF batteries and the considerable cost of renewing these. The Selection Testing Working Group STWG was re-formed to investigate the potential of establishing a single tri-service test and has commissioned a number of studies to look at the inter-relationship of the different service selection batteries. This paper draws upon the findings from a series of studies sponsored by the STWG. It looks at the relationship between the BARB and NPS tests and existing UK service selection tests. The studies provide insights into the construct validity of the BARB and NPS batteries and the scope for rationalising initial selection testing.
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