PASSING SCORES FOR THE FAA ATCS COLOR VISION TEST

In response to recommendations from the Office of Personnel Management for measures of normal color vision that reflect as closely as possible the functional color vision requirements for an air traffic controller, subtests which simulated air traffic control tasks were developed in three content areas: (1) aircraft colors for fuselage and lights, (2) color weather radar displays, and (3) navigational chart terrain elevations. Previous research performed an item analysis on these subtests using data obtained from 41 persons with normal color vision as determined by their performance on the Pseudoisochromatic Plates Test (PIP) from the American Optical Corporation and 22 persons with defective color vision according to the PIP. The item parameters and the internal consistency reliability estimates obtained were satisfactory; however, minimum passing scores were not established. The purpose of this research is to determine a minimum passing score for each of these tests and for a simple composite of all three.

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  • English

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AM-85/7
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2003 12:00AM