Accession Number : AD0774586

Title :   Validation of a Battery of Performance Tests for Prediction of Aerospace Ground Equipment Course Grades.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV BIRMINGHAM

Personal Author(s) : McLaurin,William A.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A battery of nine performance tests (Performance Assessment System, PAS) was administered to 204 airmen trainees enrolled in an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman (GE) course at Chanute Air Force Base, ATC. The objectives of the research program were to determine the validity of the PAS tests for criterion course grades; to determine the increase in validities for the course grades by combining the PAS scores with the AQE Electronic AI and to determine the validity of the PAS tests for the course grades of 'low-aptitude' airmen. Analyses of the data indicated that the PAS tests made a significant contribution to the Electronics AI in predicting course grades, and, for most course grades, the PAS tests were equal in validity to the Selector Index. The PAS tests, in general, made more contribution to the grades based upon trouble-shooting and repair problems than did the other predictors. The sample of trainees were separated into upper and lower groups based upon AFQT percentile rank. The validities of the AFQT, AQE indexes and PAS tests were determined for each resultant group. The PAS tests were approximately equal in validity to the other predictors for criterion course grades for the upper group and superior to them for the lower group. (Modified author abstracts)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *APTITUDE TESTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TEST METHODS, TRAINING, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE