Accession Number : AD0866782

Title :   Development of Improved Selection Procedures for the Naval Preparatory School. I. Initial Validation,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sands, William A. ; Sharp, L. Harold

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This is the first in a series of studies to assess and improve current procedures for selecting U.S. Naval Preparatory School (NPS) applicants. The average 82% attrition rate between NPS matriculation and graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) represents an estimated annual loss to the Navy of between one and three million dollars. NPS Final Grade Average (FGA) and USNA Selection vs. Rejection (S/R) were the two criteria employed. Operational predictors consisted of five measures of previous academic achievement and the SCAT. Experimental predictors consisted of the SAT and two CEEB achievement tests. After correction for direct or incidental restriction in range occasioned by univariate selection on the Current NPS Selection Composite (where necessary), correlational and multiple regression analyses were performed in an unrestricted sample of NPS applicants (N=246). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, MILITARY PERSONNEL), (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, SELECTION), NAVAL PERSONNEL, MILITARY TRAINING, LEARNING, MOTIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COSTS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, APTITUDE TESTS, PREDICTIONS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE