ERIC Number: ED265515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Twelve-Month Profile of U. S. Navy Recruits on Reading Comprehension and Educationally Related Characteristics: June, 1984, to May, 1985.
Bowman, Harry L.; Kerr, Norman J.
Academic Remedial Training (ART) is a program providing remedial instruction in reading and verbal and study skills to Naval recruits who have scored below the sixth grade reading level on a standardized reading test (Gates-MacGinitie, 1978) or who have encountered academic difficulty completing recruit training. To determine whether data reflecting educational characteristics of Naval recruits over a 12-month period could be used to better manage the allocation and utilization of ART resources, the relationships among several characteristics were examined. Of the information routinely summarized monthly, the following variables were used: years of education, high school graduation status, month of entry, aptitude test scores (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, 1967-80), and reading comprehension grade level scores (RGL). Six null hypotheses reflecting various comparisons of these characteristics were tested statistically. The results indicate that recruits who enter the Navy are likely to vary in different months of the year according to the following variables: the percentage of those who score above and below the sixth grade reading level (6.0 RGL), the percentage of high school graduates, the percentage of high school graduates who score above and below 6.0 RGL, and the percentage of high school graduates who score below 6.0 RGL. The information gathered through consistent monitoring and analysis of monthly reports concerning the composition of the recruit population is valuable and can aid in the more efficient management of ART resources. (LLZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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