Impact of the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) on Soldier Retention and Performance: Database Development
Final rept. 13 Apr 2001-30 Sep 2002
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Army Continuing Education System ACES provides education, training, testing, and counseling opportunities to tens of thousands of service members each year. The mission of ACES is to promote lifelong learning opportunities that sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by providing and managing quality educational programs and services. The United States Total Army Personnel Command PERSCOM, the developers and administrators of ACES, has requested an evaluation to demonstrate the value of ACES to the Total Army. This evaluation consists of two phases. The first phase involved the development of detailed database and evaluation plans. Phase two involves the implementation of the database and evaluation plans. This report describes the data development portion of the phase two effort, which resulted in a comprehensive longitudinal evaluation database. The report presents an overview of the data structure, summarizes the activities by which the database was constructed, and discusses some of the lessons learned in the development process.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations