Discrepancies between mechanical comprehension test scores and later performance by aviators suggested that paper-pencil tests do not measure the type of mechanical comprehension required of the aviator. The problem was to devise a mechanical task that would include more of the specific elements required in the pilot's job. (Author).
INTRODUCTION Tests of mechanical comprehension such as the MCT ( Mechanical Comprehension Test used in the selection battery for naval aviation trainees ) that use paper - pencil answer sheets may favor the college educated engineer .
Author: John T. Evans