Accession Number : AD0658317

Title :   INITIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A BASIC ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY TEST (BEAT).

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Steinemann,John H.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Basic Electronics Assembly Test (BEAT) was developed as an approach to the requirement for a measure of basic skills in the area of electronics technician performance. BEAT is a portable instrument with face validity as a measure of basic electronics skills since it involves a sampling of realistic assembly tasks and standard electronics components. BEAT was administered as part of a pre-training inventory to five successive trainee classes of the experimental courses for Electronics Technicians (X-ET) conducted by the Navy Training Research Laboratory, San Diego, 1964-1966. Correlations were computed between BEAT scores and performance achievement in the X-ET course. BEAT Time score was significantly correlated with achievement in the Fundamentals Phase of the X-ET course. There are indications that an instrument such as BEAT, by providing diagnostic evaluations of practical performance abilities, may prove a useful supplement to available verbal test information. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, SELECTION), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS), NAVAL TRAINING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE