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Second-Year Validation Studies and Preparation of Third Experimental Selection Test Battery for the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (Periodic Status Report)

Mollenkopf, William G.
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ETS Research Memorandum
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Office of Naval Research, Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Military Training, Naval Postgraduate School, Test Batteries, Test Construction, Test Validity


The present project is concerned with (1) the further validation of the extensive test battery given in 1948, against second-year grades, and (2) the development of new and revised tests for the third experimental battery. Tests found most predictive of second-year grades at the School were those in mathematics, physics, engineering, and reading comprehension. Validities against the second-year criterion were consistently lower than those against that for the first year, due probably in large part to the decrease in grade variability, drop-out, and decrease in inter-term correlation which were found to have occurred from the first to second years.

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