ERIC Number: ED042128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Bayroff, Abram G.; Fuchs, Edmund F.
This study identified Army, Navy, and Air Force classification tests which were interchangeable in terms of abilities and aptitudes measured; and sought to develop shortened forms as an alternative interservice test battery which would not require over 2 1/2 hours. Comparability was determined from test intercorrelations in a consolidated sample of 1,200 enlistees each from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and 300 from the Marine Corps. The sample was stratified on the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT). Correlation coefficients were corrected first for restrictions on the AFQT and then for unreliability (test retest with alternatige forms). Tests of word knowledge, arithmetic reasoning, space perception, mechanical comprehension, shop information, automotive information, and electronics information proved to be interchangeable. The Army Coding Speed Test was chosen as the measure of clerical aptitude. Another test, tool knowledge, was added to provide AFQT scores. Relationships among these tests, and between the tests and the AFQT, were similar to those of the parent tests. (Eleven tables and figures are included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Arithmetic, Clerical Occupations, Correlation, Electronics, Enlisted Personnel, Knowledge Level, Mechanical Skills, Military Training, Occupations, Perception, Research, Test Construction, Test Validity, Vocabulary
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Identifiers: Armed Forces Qualification Test