ERIC Number: ED250655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reading Comprehension and Educationally Related Characteristics of U.S. Navy Recruits: Twelve-Month Profile from June 1983 to May 1984.
Kerr, Norman J.; And Others
A study investigated the reading comprehension levels, aptitude scores, high school graduation status, and years of education of United States Navy recruits and the relationship among these variables. Data for the study were obtained from the monthly computer managed instruction system reports on Navy recruit characteristics, which in turn is based on recruits' performances on the Gates-MacGintie Reading Comprehension Test and the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Analysis indicated that while the recruit population remained relatively stable, monthly distributions varied for such factors as reading grade level (RGL) scores, high school graduation status, high school graduate recruits who scored above and below the 6.0 RGL criterion, and high school graduation status of recruits who scored below the 6.0 RGL. Analysis also indicated that the proportion of recruits who obtained RGL scores below 6.0 is higher for high school graduates than for non-high school graduates. The findings suggest that the management of the Navy's Academic Remedial Training Program (ART) needs to be prepared to make adjustments in resource requirements as the recruit population changes throughout the year. By being aware of these changes, more efficient allocation and use of resources can be achieved for the ART program and the recruit training centers. (RBW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).