ERIC Number: ED124027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-31
Reference Count: 0
Academic and Military Programs of the Five Service Academies. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Staats, Elmer B.
The academic and military programs of the five service academies are reviewed and found generally to produce qualified officers, but several aspects of their program could be improved. It is noted that only the Naval and Merchant Marine Academies require a comprehensive examination to evaluate students' professional competence before graduation and commissioning. These examinations should not serve as rigid formats, but as guides for the other academies in developing systems to meet their specific needs and to identify military training shortcomings. The Naval and Coast Guard Academies have recently established formal programs to assess individual and group performance after graduation; the Air Force and Military Academies lack such programs, relying principally on informal, fragmentary feedback. A formal program is suggested to give the academies better information on the competence of graduates they are producing. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Military Schools, Military Training, Officer Personnel, Student Evaluation
United States General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, D. C. 20013 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.