ERIC Number: ED033294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Confidence Testing at the Officer Training School, Lackland Air Force Base: September, 1968.
Shuford, Emir H., Jr.; Messengill, H. Edward
A Multiple-choice test on leadership was administered to 98 officer candidates in residence at the officer training school, Lackland Air Force Base. Less than one hour was devoted to instructing the officer candidates on how to take a valid confidence test, and the normal time was then allowed for the students to respond to the 58 test items. Analysis of the data indicates that taking a valid confidence test requires no more time than normally allotted to test administration. All the officer candidates understood the instructions and gave confidence responses which yielded more information than choice responses would have. Wide individual differences were observed in the officer candidates' ability to realistically evaluate the quality of information. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Critical Thinking, Information Utilization, Knowledge Level, Leadership Training, Military Training, Multiple Choice Tests, Officer Personnel, Testing, Timed Tests
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Authoring Institution: Shuford-Massengill Corp., Lexington, MA.