Accession Number : ADA113375

Title :   Assessment of the Need for Verbal Language Instruction for Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : TRAINING ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION GROUP (NAVY) ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Cheryl J

PDF Url : ADA113375

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This study sought to determine the extent of the Navy's problem with recruits who have deficiencies in the verbal English comprehension skills necessary to complete recruit training. English language comprehension skills, particularly verbal comprehension, of a cross-section of new recruits at each of the three RTCs -- Orlando, Great Lakes, and San Diego -- were assessed. In addition, relevant biographical information was gathered and used to identify the type of recruit likely to have deficiencies in verbal English comprehension. The variables considered included race and/or ethnic background, educational background, place of birth, and first language.

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *English language, *Verbal behavior, *Recruits, Naval personnel, Hispanics, Comprehension, Skills, Deficiencies, Test methods, Reading, Proficiency, Scoring

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE