Accession Number : ADA326323

Title :   Incremental Validity of Experimental Computerized Tests for Predicting Training Criteria in Military Technical Schools.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RGI INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Abrahams, Norm M. ; Pass, John J. ; Kusulas, Jeffrey W. ; Cole, Darlene R. ; Kieckhaefer, William F.

PDF Url : ADA326323

Report Date : FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report presents analyses of two previously collected data sets to determine the increase in validity from adding new computerized aptitude tests to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The first data set contained test measurements on technical training students from only the Navy, and used an experimental battery called the Computerized Test Battery (CTB) along with the ASVAB. The second data set consisted of tests of students in the Army, Navy, and Air Force using the Enhanced Computer Administered Tests (ECAT) and the ASVAB. The study investigated the incremental validity of individual experimental tests, composites of experimental tests, and estimates of which were based on the experimental tests. Conclusions: (1) The Assembling Objects and Two-Hand Tracking tests can outperform some ASVAB tests in predicting school criteria as measured primarily by Final School Grade (FSG). (2) While the ECAT and CTB tests provide a relatively small amount of incremental validity over the ASVAB when averaged across schools, they provide substantial validity gains for some of the schools. (3) The ECAT Spatial dimension is the most promising dimension for increasing FSG validity over the ASVAB.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *APTITUDE TESTS, DATA BASES, VALIDATION, ARMY PERSONNEL, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL SELECTION, NAVAL TRAINING, SCORING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE