ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States
This paper focuses on the test development and validation efforts for the Armys cyber selectionclassification research for new accessions. Four research efforts will be discussed two validation efforts and the development of two new measures of cyber aptitude. The Army validated the use of the Cyber Test a joint service, knowledge-based cyber assessment for two cyber occupations using a variety of outcomes e.g., peer ratings, attitude measures, job knowledge test, and training grades and found evidence of validity for classification purposes. Similarly, the Cyber Test is also currently being validated for use with two other entry level cyber occupations. Use of knowledge-based tests has both benefits and disadvantages, which will be discussed. At the same time, the Army is also planning to develop two aptitude measures that are independent of knowledge. One of these, the Common Cyber Capability CCC Test, involves assessing which skills and abilities are common across all or most of the Armys Cyber jobs and building an assessment that measures the top 5-7 most common skills and abilities. The CCC is domain dependent and is being designed with input from the SMEs from the Armys major cyber jobs. Another aptitude measure that is being developed is the Systems Thinking ST test. This will be a computer simulation, which involves a combination of behavioral and self-response measures of the major systems thinking dimensions. The ST test can be used for classification in a wide variety of jobs in addition to cyber where ST is important.
International Military Testing Association , 09 Oct 2017, 13 Oct 2017,