Strength testing in the Air Force current processes and suggestions for improvements

Since 1987, the Air Force has used the Strength Aptitude Test (SAT), a test of physical strength that uses the incremental lift machine, to screen and classify enlisted personnel into career specialties. In this study RAND evaluated the usefulness, validity, and fairness of the SAT--something not do...

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Main Authors: Sims, Carra S., Hardison, Chaitra M. (Author), Lytell, Maria C. (Author), Robyn, Abby Eisenshtat (Author)
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation, Project Air Force (U.S.), United States Air Force
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. RAND Corporation [2014]©2014, 2014
Series:Research report
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • sample and screener
  • Survey results: actions and movement type
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Appendix A: AFSC codes and career field specialty names
  • Appendix B: Additional details on the process currently used to establish SAT cut scores
  • Appendix C: LNCO and recruit interview questions
  • Appendix D: Tabular overview of survey
  • Appendix E: Responses to open-ended survey questions
  • Appendix F: Population and sample characteristics for strength requirements survey
  • Includes bibliographical references