This brief summarizes the results of analysis of the applicant scoring systems that the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy use for admission.
Jul 22, 2016
United States Service Academy Admissions: Selecting for Success at the Air Force Academy and as an Officer
This report examines admission standards at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and officer outcomes to evaluate whether the USAFA admissions formula should be adjusted.
Jul 22, 2016
Essential Skills Veterans Gain During Professional Military Training: A Resource for Leaders and Hiring Managers
Reference card that identifies many of the potential skills that transitioning service members and veterans have learned in formal, in-residence professional military training programs.
Apr 29, 2016
Essential Skills Veterans Gain During Professional Military Training: A Resource for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
This reference card helps veterans and military personnel translate the nontechnical skills they learned in the services into language that civilian employers can understand.
Apr 29, 2016
Identifying Key Workplace Stressors Affecting Twentieth Air Force: Analyses Conducted from December 2012 Through February 2013
A series of focus groups with 20th Air Force personnel and their spouses helped assess such issues as job stress and satisfaction and problem behaviors and solicit suggestions for addressing them.
Dec 23, 2015
Military forces are trained in both technical specialties and "soft" skills that are vital to success in the civilian sector. This infographic translates examples of soft skills taught in the military into essential civilian workforce competencies.
Oct 12, 2015
What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces: A Prototype Toolkit for Helping Private-Sector Employers Understand the Nontechnical Skills Taught in the Military
Presents a pilot toolkit that civilian employers can use to understand the full value veterans can bring to their organizations, by describing in nonmilitary language the nontechnical skills that are developed in formal military training.
Jun 12, 2015
What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces: A Prototype Toolkit for Helping Veterans Communicate to Private-Sector Employers About the Nontechnical Skills Taught in the Military
Presents a pilot toolkit that veterans can use to help them communicate with civilian employers about the nontechnical skills that are developed in formal military training.
Jun 12, 2015
Report examines the feasibility and advisability of using a 360-degree assessment approach in performance evaluations of U.S. military service members, and explores the role of 360s more broadly, such as for development purposes.
Apr 9, 2015
Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department's hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process.
Jan 22, 2015
Examines the usefulness, validity, and fairness of the Air Force's Strength Aptitude Test, with a focus on its implementation at military entrance processing stations and the process for setting strength requirements for career fields.
Dec 5, 2014
This document discusses how personnel research within the U.S. Air Force supports organizational policy decisions, the history of personnel research in the Air Force, and the present personnel research efforts and the organizations that house them.
Sep 15, 2014
This report examines how attrition rates for enlistees with distance learning or homeschool credentials compare with those of high school diploma holders in light of Armed Forces Qualification Test scores.
Feb 20, 2014
Second-Language Skills for All? Analyzing a Proposed Language Requirement for U.S. Air Force Officers
A survey of Air Force officers suggests that it would not be feasible to require a high level of proficiency in a second language upon commissioning. Alternatives, such as incentivizing steps toward attaining proficiency, are suggested.
Dec 19, 2012
An econometric assessment of the effectiveness of incentive pays for retaining remotely piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators.
Mar 6, 2012
The Air Force has a continuing interest in reducing high attrition and training-block failure (washback) rates, as both increase training and recruiting costs. This report describes research into these issues for nine career fields.
Feb 2, 2012
Reports the results of an examination of the worth and validity of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
May 10, 2010
The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test is valid and useful and should not be replaced, although other tests could be used to complement it.
May 10, 2010
Describes a method that institutions can use to develop their own standards for scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, which measures students' critical thinking skills.
Aug 31, 2009
Describes the application of a technique for setting standards on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a measure of how much students' critical thinking improves after attending college or university.
Aug 27, 2009
Created a framework of 14 categories of cross-cultural performance, developed a survey to confirm the importance of the categories, and analyzed the results to clarify what cross-cultural training should enable Air Force personnel to do.
Apr 16, 2009
Use of Writing Samples on Standardized Tests: Susceptibility to Rule-Based Coaching and the Resulting Effects on Score Improvement
Despite the growing use of writing assessments in standardized tests, little is known about coaching effects on writing assessments. Therefore, this study tested the effects of short-term coaching on standardized writing tests, and the transfer of those effects to other writing genres.
Jan 1, 2008
Airmen who do not routinely leave a defended perimeter when deployed face incidents that will require training beyond what they may have received historically in their specialties.
Oct 3, 2007