ERIC Number: ED161953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Criterion-Referenced Job Proficiency Testing: A Large Scale Application. Research Report 1193.
Maier, Milton H.; Hirshfeld, Stephen F.
The Army Skill Qualification Tests (SQT's) were designed to determine levels of competence in performance of the tasks crucial to an enlisted soldier's occupational specialty. SQT's are performance-based, criterion-referenced measures which offer two advantages over traditional proficiency and achievement testing programs: test content can be made public in advance of administration, and personnel management decisions involving promotion, selection, and advanced schooling can be based on performance standards instead of personnel quotas. SQT's are based on job descriptions provided in the Soldier's Manual and consist of scorable units for job tasks. A number of test items make up a scorable unit through which a soldier must demonstrate acceptable mastery of the task in question. This booklet discusses standards for SQT's, test development, and assumptions for using SQT scores. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army), Washington, DC.; Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.