ERIC Number: ED251511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Description, Evaluation, and Validation of a Pilot Developmental Assessment Center in a Military-Educational Environment.
Butler, Richard P.; And Others
The purpose of this report is to describe, evaluate, and validate a pilot assessment center (AC) established in the Center for Leadership and Personal Development at the U.S. Military Academy to develop cadets on job skills needed by newly commissioned officers in the U.S. Army. The AC programs employ a leadership evaluation development method whereby cadets participate in a variety of simulations of a second lieutenant's job. During the course of the simulations, trained assessors observe and evaluate each cadet's performance, and later provide feedback to each participant regarding strengths and weaknesses on important military skills. To evaluate the program, 18 cadets and seven assessors completed anonymous questionnaires. In addition, role players' comments were obtained, and oral feedback was solicited from cadets and assessors during and after the pilot. Data were also gathered to validate the AC for developmental purposes, in terms of both concurrent and content-related validities. Results of the evaluation and validation are discussed. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Military Academy (West Point) NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Military Testing Association (26th, Munich, West Germany, November 1984).