Accession Number : ADA112923

Title :   The Army Needs to Modify Its System for Measuring Individual Soldier Proficiency.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL PERSONNEL AND COMPENSATION DIV

PDF Url : ADA112923

Report Date : 30 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The Army does not have an effective system for measuring individual training effectiveness and individual soldier proficiency in critical job tasks. Yet, more than $25 million is spent annually to develop, print, distribute, and score hundreds of skill qualification tests. In addition, unknown costs are incurred each year to administer the tests. GAO recommends several actions which can be taken to develop a less complex, less costly, and more effective system for measuring individual soldier proficiency and training needs. The Army agrees with the need to modify the program in a manner closely parallel to GAO's recommendations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Jobs, *Proficiency, *Army personnel, *Individualized training, Measurement, Achievement tests, Scoring, Promotion(Advancement), Skills, Qualifications, Modification, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE