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Tier One Performance Screen Initial Operational Test and Evaluation: 2014 Annual Report

Knapp, Deirdre J ; Wolters,Heather M Human Resources Research Organization Alexandria VA Alexandria United States (Corporate Author)

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  • Title:
    Tier One Performance Screen Initial Operational Test and Evaluation: 2014 Annual Report
  • Author: Knapp, Deirdre J ; Wolters,Heather M
  • Human Resources Research Organization Alexandria VA Alexandria United States (Corporate Author)
  • Subjects: Personnel Management and Labor Relations ; Military Forces and Organizations ; Personnel Management ; Manpower ; Classification ; Personality Assessment ; Selection and Classification ; Afqt ; Asvab ; Tapas
  • Description: In addition to educational, physical, and moral screens, the U.S. Army relies on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), a composite score from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), to select new Soldiers into the Army. Although the AFQT is useful for selecting new Soldiers, other personal attributes are important to Soldier performance and retention. Based on previous U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI) investigations, the Army selected one promising measure, the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS), for an initial operational test and evaluation (IOT and E), beginning administration to applicants in 2009. Criterion data are being compiled at 6-month intervals from administrative records, schools for selected military occupational specialties (MOS), and Soldiers in units. This is the tenth in a series of planned evaluations of the TAPAS. Similar to prior research, the cumulative results thus far suggest that TAPAS scales significantly predict a number of criteria of interest, indicating that the measure holds promise for both selection and classification purposes.
  • Language: English
  • Source: United States Defense Technical Information Center

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