Accession Number : ADA132986

Title :   Predicting Academic Attrition from Cryptologic Technician (CT) 'A' Schools Using ASVAB and Morse Code Performance.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Personal Author(s) : Rankin,William C

PDF Url : ADA132986

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Two of the Navy's six Cryptologic Technician (CT) occupation groups have a requirement to be trained to receive Morse code aurally. These are the Cryptologic Technician, Technical (CTT) and Cryptologic Technician, Collection (CTR). Academic attrition of trainees who fail to receive code at the 'A' schools' minimum required rates has always been of concern to these schools because of the associated loss of resources and the resultant higher cost to produce a graduate. The present study focused on the problem of predicting academic attrition from Morse code training; i.e., failure to learn to receive code at the minimum required words per minute. Specifically, the CT school was interested in the development of a new Morse code aptitude test/selection procedure that would improve prediction of academic success/failure. Because of the expense involved in new test development and the long history of difficulty in predicting Morse code achievement, it was decided to examine the predictability of Morse code performance using actual training performance data. Thus, before costly exploratory test/procedural developments are undertaken, some estimate of the predictive upper limits should be found. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Naval training, *Attrition, Predictions, Performance(Human), Aptitude tests, Technicians, Cryptography, Morse code, Test methods, Decision making, Achievement tests

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE