This is an awesome thing and should have happened years ago. We the AF are the only ones that don't do it. By only promoting based on technical scores (SKT) and PDG, we are promoting people that are really technically proficient which does not always make for the best managers and leaders. Using the test scores as the “hurdle” to get boarded would eliminate those that don’t score well, then the board would promote those that have shown sustained performance and leadership potential.
Had this happen long ago, I know of quite a few individuals that I have had the pleasure to work for that would have never gotten promoted. Being technically skilled does not always correlate to being able to help Airmen, which is ultimately what MSgts are required to do.