AROTC online/app personality test?

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  1. tjb1975

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    I'm just curious as to how the AROTC multiple choice personality test that is built into the app portal is weighted in the overall "whole person" score? It seems that given the similarity of so many other aspects of applicants' resumes, that this portion could really be a game changer, yet it is rarely acknowledged or even discussed. Thoughts?
     
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    Are you speaking about the survey?
     
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    The CBEF is the survey and it is 250 points of the 1400 total, but I'm not sure how they examine you based on it, but it is worth a high chunk of change for sure!
     
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    If your info is correct, then the test is worth 18% of the overall score. The could be a game changer. The test (or survey as you called it) is very similar to a personality test (based on what I saw over my son's shoulder as he completed it.) I found an Army published paper regarding the test. The report leads me to believe it's designed to help ferret out those that are more likely to remain committed to the Army and perform successfully as a long-term Army officer. This really could be "the thing" that is separating the herd. I'd say the other major player is the interview and the subjective comments made by the PMS. As someone who has to consider 80+ applicants for one summer internship, having something as objective as the multiple choice test could be very helpful to distinguish one applicant over another. GPA's and resumes just get you in one pile or another. The in-person interview and the answers provided on the personality test really must reveal the essence that the Board is seeking.
     
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    You have touched on why it is difficult when new applicants try and compare themselves to those who have received scholarships based only on their hard stats.
     
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    Also, most people resist talking about specifics because before you take this test/survey it tells you that you may not speak with anyone about what is on it...
     
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    Hopefully I haven't spoken of any specifics and my son didn't talk about any to me. I only glimpsed the style of question and answers to choose from. I've taken several different personality tests which is why I likened it to that. The report I read reveals more than I have! Here is the link I bookmarked. I can't remember the google search terms that eventually led me to it. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a495510.pdf
     
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    If your son took the survey in a serious matter and his heart and mind is in the right place, than he should have no problem with relieving a high score for this section. BTW thanks for the link
     
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    Yes, the rubric for scoring remains a mystery, but it is good to know that the results are a significant portion of one's overall score. Of course, it is what it is. Not much to do but answer the questions honestly as trying to "game" the test may also be revealed in results.
     
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    My son was already offered a 4-year. I'm just posting this based on curiosity. Many applicants, GPA/SAT/ACT/Sports/etc. are so similar, I figured that this portion of the application must really play a big role.
     
  13. JoeySwink

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    That's awesome congrats to your son!!
     
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    Where will he be attending
     
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    I only got through the first 19 pages, skimming, of the 60, but wow, great info! Definitely one of those things with a huge score potential that you cannot know how people compare. All my DD said was, "wow, glad I got that done!" I had to take a similar test for my current company, a few years later I recommended someone for a position with us, she didn't get to the interview stage because "she didn't pass the assessment." These can have a lot of power but necessary for large organizations to quickly try to assess the type of traits that usually make people successful in a specific environment.
     
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    University of Wyoming
     

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