ERIC Number: ED224826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Development of USES Specific Aptitude Test Battery for Semiconductor Occupations: Electronics Inspector (Electronics) II, 726.684-022; Electronics Tester (Electronics) II, 726.684-026; Semiconductor Processor (Electronics), 590.684-022. Analysis and Report.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The United States Employment Service (USES) Specific Aptitude Test Battery (SATB) for Semiconductor Occupations is evaluated from three points of view: (1) technical adequacy of the research, (2) fairness to minorities, and (3) usefulness of the battery to United States Employment Service staff and employers in selecting individuals for training in Semiconductor Occupations. Research demonstrated a statistically significant and useful relationship between proficiency in these Semiconductor Occupations and the SATB. The SATB can be expected to produce to useful increase in the proportion of highly proficient workers. When the SATB was applied to the validation sample, composed of individuals who were employed and therefore could be considered competent, an increase from 66 percent to 74 percent in the proportion of highly proficient workers was found. A greater increase can be expected when the battery is used with applicants, as the range of relevant abilities is wider among applicants than among employed workers. The report includes: (1) research summary; (2) procedure; (3) analysis; and, (4) validity of the battery. Descriptive statistics for subgroups of the validation sample; descriptive rating scale; and job description are contained in the appendices. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.