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ERIC Number: ED054314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 18
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Field Test of the Weighted Airman Promotion System: Phase 1. Analysis of the Promotion Board Component in the Weighted Factors System.
Koplyay, Janos B.
A sample of 2,290 airmen who were eligible for promotion to grades E-4 through E-7 was used to field-test the proposed weighted Airman Promotion System. Data included scores on the Specialty Knowledge Test and the Promotion Fitness Examination, points credited for time in grade, time in service, decorations, and Airman Performance Report mean overall evaluation. Average promotion board scores were computed by dividing each airman's raw board score by the number of members on the promotion board and multiplying the quotient by 10. Two weighted factor scores, one including and one excluding the average board score, were developed. The hypothesis tested was that inclusion of the board score component in the weighted factors composite score did not have an effect on the ranking of the airmen. Rankings of individuals on the weighted factors composite were found to be essentially unaffected by inclusion of the promotion board score. It was concluded that using a board score factor merely inserted a non-visible component which would obscure explanations for nonpromotions. (Author/BC)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.