Accession Number : AD0411225

Title :   EXPLORATORY STUDY OF A SEQUENTIAL ITEM TEST,

Descriptive Note : Technical research note,

Corporate Author : ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Seeley,Leonard C. ; Morton,Mary A. ; Anderson,Alan A.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An exploratory study of the sequential item test technique applied to Army screening test content was made to gain some knowledge of its potential as a useful method of reducing Army testing time. The SIT was compared in field tryout with other short test techniques and with operational Army screening tests as to feasibility of adminis tration and screening effectiveness. The SIT was moderately satisfactory in terms of its correlation with conventional tests. How ever, it revealed a number of drawbacks (increased time and cost in construction, administration, and scoring, and greater difficulty for low level personnel to understand) which led to the con clusion that further experimentation with the test in its present hand-scored paper-and-pencil format is not justified. The technique appears adaptable, however, to administration by testing machine, a procedure which would eliminate most of the difficulties encountered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, RECRUITING), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE TESTS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE