Tier One Performance Screen Initial Operational Test and Evaluation: 2012 Interim Report
Interim rept. Aug 2009-Mar 2013
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ARLINGTON VA
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In addition to educational, medical, and moral screens, the U.S. Army relies on a composite score from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB, the Armed Forces Qualification Test AFQT, to select new Soldiers. Although the AFQT is useful for selecting new Soldiers, other personal attributes are important to Soldier performance and retention. Based on previous U.S. Army Research Institute ARI investigations, the Army selected one promising measure, the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System TAPAS, for an initial operational test and evaluation IOTE, beginning administration to applicants in 2009. Criterion data are being compiled at 6-month intervals from administrative records, from schools for selected military occupational specialties MOS, and from Soldiers in units. This is the fifth in a series of planned evaluations of the TAPAS. Similar to prior research, the cumulative results thus far suggest that several TAPAS scales significantly predict a number of criteria of interest, indicating that the measure holds promise for both selection and classification purposes.
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