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Report of Trip to AGO, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. Concerning Development of Army Electrical and Radio Information Test

Landis, John W.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Aptitude Tests, Army Radio and Electrical Information Test, Electrical Occupations, Evaluation Needs, Military Training, Occupational Tests, Radio, Vocational Aptitude


The author describes a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss goals, requirements and techniques for a new Army Electrical and Radio Information test to be prepared by ETS. It is concluded that ETS will make up two (or four) pretest forms for trial at Fort Monmouth at an early date, these forms containing enough items to provide for the construction by June 30, 1950, of two parallel 40-item, 15-minute final forms. The criterion for item analysis will be success in school after a period of one month. The final forms should stress aptitude, not achievement. They should be easier than old tests. To insure that the final forms are ready on time, the pretests should be administered no later than March 30, 1950.

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