Accession Number : ADA113579

Title :   Selecting Qualified Candidates to the United States Naval Academy Using College Aptitude Test Scores.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. Jan-Sep 81,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cowen,Michael B ; Abrahams,Norman M

PDF Url : ADA113579

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The Naval Academy has a continuing need to select high quality applicants. Comparisons were made of the relative validity of the highest college aptitude test score (HIGHCATS) and the average college aptitude test score (AVECATS) in the selection of applicants to the Naval Academy. On a sample of 588 midshipmen for the class of 1983, it was found that: (1) the validity of the AVCATS was significantly higher than that of the HIGHCATS, (2) rank order position changed when midshipmen were evaluated on the AVECATS instead of the HIGHCATS, and (3) more applicants were predicted to attain an academic quality point ratio of 2.7 when the AVECATS was used as the selection score instead of the HIGHCATS. Thus, applicants should be selected on their AVECATS instead of their HIGHCATS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel selection, *Aptitude tests, United States Naval Academy, Scoring, Validation, Predictions

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE