Accession Number : ADA185479

Title :   Walk-Through Performance Testing: An Innovative Approach to Work Sample Testing.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. May 83-Aug 84,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Hedge, Jerry W ; Lipscomb, M S

PDF Url : ADA185479

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Work sample tests have been advocated as reliable, valid measures of job proficiency. Work sample procedures normally identify critical tasks, discard those tasks not practically observable and measure the remainder with hands-on tests. For the Air Force, hands-on testing is a particular problem because of the complexity and expense involved in performing many tasks. Walk-Through Performance Testing (WTPT) is being developed to expand the range of job tasks measured, to include tasks that do not lend themselves to hands-on testing. WTPT is a task-level job performance measurement system which combines hands-on task performance and interview testing procedures to provide a high-fidelity measure of an individual's technical job competency. The addition of an interview testing component allows the test administrator to evaluate by means of a show-and-tell procedure individual competencies on tasks not measurable by the hands-on process. This technical paper details the background, theoretical basis, and development procedures involved in WTPT. Keywords: Air Force research; Work measurement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WORK MEASUREMENT, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, COSTS, INTERVIEWING, JOBS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PROFICIENCY, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE