Accession Number : AD0758872

Title :   Methodologies for Determining Reading Requirements Military Occupational Specialties.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Caylor,John S. ; Sticht,Thomas G. ; Fox,Lynn C. ; Ford,J. Patrick

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : READNEED research was concerned with the development of methodologies for determining reading requirements of Army MOSs. Three approaches for assessing MOS literacy demands are decribed: (a) analysis using a newly developed readability formula; (b) use of information currently in Army data banks to study relationships between reading ability and job proficiency; and (c) direct assessment by means of job reading task tests. Feasibility studies that indicate the relative merits of each approach, and certain conceptual and operational problems in determining literacy requirements of jobs are described. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*READING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *ARMY PERSONNEL), TEST METHODS, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE