Accession Number : AD0687105

Title :   NAVY RECRUIT CLASSIFICATION TESTS AS PREDICTORS OF PERFORMANCE IN 87 CLASS 'A' ENLISTED SCHOOLS (1964-1966).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Edmund D.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Scores earned on the Navy's enlisted classification tests determine, in large part, the type of job specialty training a recruit will receive. Approximately 50 per cent of recruits qualify for academic training in basic Class 'A' level schools. How well the classification tests predict performance in these schools is important from both a cost and manpower utilization standpoint. This report summarizes the results of a validation study involving students of 87 Class 'A' level schools enrolled between 1964 and 1966. Relationships between selection scores and final school marks are reported graphically for each school along with validity coefficients and information on academic attrition. It was found that about 11 per cent of all students failed to complete courses for academic reasons. Rates of attrition in excess of 20 per cent were noted in 12 schools. In general, the classification tests were effective for nearly all of the 87 schools. For about one-half of them prediction was very good. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, *APTITUDE TESTS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PREDICTIONS), CLASSIFICATION, RELIABILITY, STATISTICAL DATA, GRAPHICS, MANPOWER, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE