Accession Number : AD0653783

Title :   VALIDATION OF THE COMMANDER'S EVALUATION REPORT AND THE MOS EVALUATION TEST FOR FIELD ARTILLERY CREWMEN MOS CODE 141.6 (13B40),

Corporate Author : ARMY ENLISTED EVALUATION CENTER INDIANAPOLIS IND

Personal Author(s) : Kraft,John D.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The present validation report furnished pertinent validity data for the commander's evaluation report (CER) and the MOS evaluation test for Field Artillery Crewman, MOS Code 141.6, which were administered in the May 1965 evaluation period. The empirical validities were obtained for all predictors and combinations of predictors. The most appropriate utilization of these existing predictors was determined. Evaluative statistics were provided for CER appraisal and revision. The following three methods of combining predictors were compared for the development of raw composite scores (RCS's): (1) the present procedure of combining the total MOS evaluation test and the total CER as prescribed by Department of the Army directive; (2) the weighting of the total MOS evaluation test and the total CER by statistical procedures; and (3) the weighting of the subdivisions of the MOS evaluation test and CER by statistical procedures. The validities, after shrinkage, by method were: Method (1), .54; method (2), .52; and method (3), .63. Computational formulas were provided under Discussion for the development of RCS's by methods (2) and (3). Method three was found to be superior to the others. The total CER had a validity coefficient of .48 (significant at the .01 level) and the total MOS evaluation test had a validity coefficient of .48 (significant at the .01 level). Partial correlation coefficients for the total CER and the CER scales with the MOS evaluation test held as a constant indicated that two of the 12 scales were independently valid predictors of job performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, *ARMY PERSONNEL), MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE