At LVNL we have developed a new selection system, called DATCOSS, which should contribute to a higher output of qualified controllers from training. Two job sample tests are part of this selection system, specifically designed to measure the candidate’s potential for Situational Awareness by using simplified procedural control tasks. Grading takes half a day while AAPRO is a selective training module of five weeks. We examined the psychometric quality of both tests and the predictive validity of Grading for AAPRO. We may conclude that SA is sufficiently measured in the two job samples and that Grading results are rather predictive for performance in AAPRO. We made a start with analyzing predictive validity in relation to training success; this will be further examined in the near future.
& Roe, R. A.
(2007). Procedural Control in ATC Selection Tests to Predict Situational Awareness. 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 505-511.