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ERIC Number: ED054445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 26
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Project REALISTIC: Determining Literacy Demands of Jobs.
Sticht, Thomas C.; Kern, Richard P.
Journal of Reading Behavior, v2 n3 Sum 1970
REALISTIC is an acronym based upon the three literacy skills areas studied--REAding, LIStening, and ArithmeTIC. The general objectives of the project are: (1) to provide information concerning the demands for reading, listening, and arithmetic skills in several major military occupational specialties (MOSS), and (2) to provide information and suggestions for reducing discrepancies between personnel literacy skill levels and the literacy skill levels required by the job. Two different approaches are taken. In one, the performance of job incumbents on reading, listening, and arithmetic tests is compared with their job performance as rated by supervisors and as indexed by job knowledge tests and job sample tests. In the second, identification is made of job-related reading tasks in a set of MOSS representative of mechanical, clerical, and service occupations. Findings include: (1) For low aptitude men, a higher level of reading ability is associated with a greater tendency to use reading materials; (2) The greater the gap between reading ability and the difficulty level of printed materials in an occupational speciality, the less tendency there is for readers of any level to use the materials. (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.