Accession Number:

ADA583743

Title:

The Validity of the Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) Test Battery in Operational Use

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Applicants for the air traffic control specialist ATCS occupation from the general public and graduates from post-secondary institutions participating in the FAAs Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative AT-CTI must take and pass the Air Traffic Selection and Training AT-SAT test battery as part of the selection process. Two concurrent, criterion-related validation studies demonstrated that AT-SAT was a valid predictor of ATCS job performance American Institutes for Research, 2012 Ramos, Heil, Manning, 2001a,b. However, the validity of AT-SAT in operational use has been questioned since implementation in 2002 Barr, Brady, Koleszar, New, Pounds, 2011 Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General, 2010. The current study investigated the validity of AT-SAT in operational use.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE