Accession Number : ADP001400

Title :   Supervisor Ratings as Criteria for Skill Qualification Tests,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRAINING SUPPORT CENTER FORT EUSTIS VA

Personal Author(s) : Eastman,Robert F.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Supervisor ratings of overall job performance were correlated with the Skill Qualification Test scores of MOS 67N, utility helicopter mechanics. A high positive correlation (r = .74) was found for lower skill level (SL 1) soldiers. The correlation was significantly lower for SL 2 (r = .64) and SL 3 (r = .35) soldiers. The high positive correlation at SL 1 indicates that the SQT is a valid instrument for discriminating between MOS performers and nonperformers in selected MOS. The valid supervisor ratings obtained were used as criteria if it was based on ratings of overall job performance. The cutscore which optimally discriminated between performers and non-performers, fell about 15 points lower than the current cutscore of 60. The findings confirmed that it is feasible to establish SQT cutscores empiriccally for MOS where valid supervisor ratings are obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Achievement tests, *Performance(Human), *Job analysis, *Ratings, *Reliability, Test methods, Measurement, Validation, Personnel selection, Data acquisition, Methodology, Scoring, Skills, Standard deviation, Decision making, Problem solving, Correlation techniques

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE