ERIC Number: ED222532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Calibration of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Forms 8, 9, and 10.
Ree, Malcolm James; And Others
A calibration of the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) composite of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Forms 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, and 10b to the metric of the AFQT Form 7a (AFQT-7a) and a comparison of these outcomes to the operational calibration tables implemented 1 October 1980 are presented. A sample of applicants for military enlistment was administered one form of ASVAB and the AFQT-7a in counterbalanced order. For analytic purposes, an edited sample (15,115 males) was separated into 6 samples based on the 6 forms of ASVAB administered. Data were collected at 20 geographically dispersed Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Stations on the 6 forms of ASVAB and the AFQT-7a. Each of the six samples was edited and scored, and descriptive statistics were computed. The root-mean-square and average absolute deviation measures, investigating the similarity of the equated scores across the forms, showed only small differences among the operational table and tables developed during this study. Forms 8, 9, and 10 of ASVAB were found to be parallel when equated to AFQT-7a, and a single conversion table was deemed appropriate for operational enlistment processing. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Identifiers: Armed Forces Qualification Test; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Calibration