Accession Number : ADP001310

Title :   NROTC (Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Joins the BIG Test Movement,


Personal Author(s) : Dow,Andrew N.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An exam was developed using the philosophy and techniques that have evolved with the Navy enlisted advancement examination program. Because the use of the exam and the population to be tested are different from that of the advancement program, a number of changes became mandatory. The three hour exam has 150 items in five subject matter areas. Total standard scores and section stanines were calculated; item analysis data were extracted. Persons who fell into the lower stanine on any section were marked for remediation. Units tailored their remedial work to those that needed it. No unit statistics were computed as there is no desire to set up inter-unit rivalries. For the 1981 exam and future exams, new software developed by TAEG of Orlando will pinpoint specific difficulties and calculate section standard scores in addition to providing the data produced in 1980. This will enable individuals to zero-in on their deficiencies, Semi-automated production is another goal.

Descriptors :   *Naval training, *Reserve Officer Training Corps, Test methods, Scoring, Naval personnel, Symposia

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