ERIC Number: ED054315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Field Test of the Weighted Airman Promotion System. Phase II. Validation of the System for Grades E-4 through E-7.
Koplyay, Janos B.
A weighted factors promotion system was field tested and validated using data from the FY 69-B promotion cycle of the Alaskan Air Command. The final sample included 2,290 promotion-eligible airmen in grades E-3 through E-6. The weighted factors composite score, excluding a promotion board component, gave airmen the same relative rank within selected Air Force Specialties as did the promotion board evaluations under the present operational system. Overlaps between the two ranks imply promotion of the same individuals by both systems. However, inconsistencies and unexplainable discrepancies in the ranking by promotion board scores were found in some few instances. It was concluded that, within the specialties analyzed, practically all the individuals promoted by the board system would also have been promoted under the weighted factors system. If it can be assumed that the sample was representative of the Air Force-wide population of promotion-eligible airmen in grades E-3 through E-6, then it can be further assumed that the weighted factors system provides a valid airman promotion system in which the selection criteria are visible and equitable. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.
Identifiers: Air Force; Weighted Airman Promotion System