ERIC Number: ED220515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Trends in the DoD High School Testing Program and the Supplementary Use of Commercial Test Information. Final Report.
Lee, Gus C.; And Others
The number of schools and students tested in the Department of Defense (DoD) High School Testing Program has declined since the program reached its peak in the school year 1974-75. Telephone interviews with school counselors indicated that the decline was due to school-related difficulties of test administration, lack of student interest, and the lack of usefulness of the test for civilian counseling. The major purpose of the program is to assist military recruiting operations by furnishing a list of contacts, prospects and leads. A secondary purpose is to provide the school with a test that is useful for civilian as well as military career counseling. The use of commercial tests to supplement the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) may result in more leads to recruiters than can be furnished by the ASVAB program alone. The commercial tests identified as suitable for use are the Career Planning Program of the American College Testing Program, the Differential Aptitude Test of the Psychological Corporation, and the American College Testing Assessment Program. A large-scale pilot test is planned for 1982 to determine the cost-effectiveness of the commercial tests and the impact on the number of schools that administer the ASVAB and the number of students who participate. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Note: Prepared for the Military Enlistment Processing Command and the United States Army Recruiting Command.