ERIC Number: ED242927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Training for Skill Qualification Testing. Technical Report 549.
A study evaluated the effectiveness of pretesting infantry soldiers scheduled to take written Skill Qualification Tests (SQT) in order to determine their training needs prior to official testing. During the study, researchers developed and field-tested a pretest for the SQT that was based on the 11B1 Infantryman Soldier's Manual and the 1980 SQT Notice. They administered the validated pretest to enlisted personnel stationed at Fort Bragg and Fort Meyer. Upon completion of the project, participants received immediate feedback about their pretest performance and their units received summaries of troops' results. The pretested soldiers performed better on the written SQT than did the soldiers who were not pretested. Based on these results, it was concluded that developing and administering pretests as training for written SQTs could save training time devoted to tasks soldiers already know, could supplant post-SQT remedial training, and could reduce soldiers' test anxiety. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.