Evaluation of Alternative Aptitude Area (AA) Composites and Job Families for Army Classification: A Reply
Final rept. Jan-Dec 2005
ZEIDNER (J) AND ASSOCIATES BETHESDA MD
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Differential assignment theory DAT and research findings bearing on initial personnel classification from a number of simulation experiments, based on large samples of Soldiers with both operational and experimental test scores and MOS specific performance scores, is drawn upon in a critical review of recent HumRRO research AR Study Report 2005-1. The report being reviewed recommends using nine job families with corresponding best-weighted test composites that have been corrected for restriction in range to the recruit population and then converted to Army standard scores. This is the second tier of the two tiered classification system TTCS proposed by Zeidner and Johnson. The HumRRO authors primarily examine differential validity and validity coefficients with standard errors to reach the conclusion that there is no need for the first tier of the TTCS. A number of issues on which there is disagreement with the HumRRO authors are discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations