The Army's Skill Qualification Test (SQT) is designed to test levels of competence in performance of the jobs crucial to an enlisted soldier's Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Each SQT is based on task analysis of the job as described in the Soldier's Manual for that job, thus providing open knowledge of the requirements. An SQT consists of scorable units for the tasks involved in the job. A number of test items, each one covering a critical element of job performance, make up a scorable unit, which is scored GO if the soldier has demonstrated acceptable mastery of the task in question. The nature of the task determines whether both hands-on performance tests and written-performance based tests are used in the scorable units. Tests must be fair to all soldiers and feasible for standardized worldwide administration. Test scores indicate an individual's level of competence and hence paygrade or need for further training. Test scores also provide personnel management with specific performance data on which to base personnel decisions. (Author).Each SQT is based on task analysis of the job as described in the Soldiera#39;s Manual for that job, thus providing open knowledge of the requirements. An SQT consists of scorable units for the tasks involved in the job.
|Title||:||Criterion-Referenced Job Proficiency Testing: A Large Scale Application|
|Author||:||Milton H. Maier, Stephen F. Hirshfeld|