Accession Number : ADP000898

Title :   Development of a New Form for Teacher Appraisals of Leadership,

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

Personal Author(s) : Priest,Robert F.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Teacher ratings are not useful as predictors of academic achievement because standardized tests work better. No satisfactory standardized measure of leadership ability has been developed. Nevertheless, the military service academies are particularly concerned with development of leadership attributes and use estimates of leadership ability in selecting candidates. Though all such measures have low validates, high school teacher ratings are the most promising (Priest and Adams, 1980). This paper describes the development of a new teacher rating form which was field tested experimentally in 1980-81, and has been adopted operationally for admissions in 1981 at West Point. Preliminary data on reliability, validity, and teacher acceptance are reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Performance(Human), *Ratings, *Instructors, Leadership, Measurement, Methodology, Personnel selection, Test methods, Standardization, Reliability, Validation, Correlation techniques, Predictions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE