ERIC Number: ED223671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Use of the ASVAB for Assignment of Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test Levels. Focus on the Trained Person.
Brown, Cheryl J.; Kincaid, J. Peter
This study was conducted to establish Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) cutoff scores for the assignment of the appropriate level of the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests to individual Navy recruits. The Word Knowledge (WK) and Paragraph Comprehension (PC) scores were combined to provide a composite score useful as a predictor of an individual's reading grade level. Both subtests of the ASVAB measure aspects of reading ability. The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, the testing procedures used in the study, and the data analysis methods employed are described. Three levels (D, E, and F) of the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests were used to identify accurate reading grade levels for all recruits. This method made the test an appropriate screening device for remediation programs. The ASVAB (WK+PC) ranges for assigning Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test levels are presented. The results of the iterative testing process that was used to obtain the ranges is also outlined. Recommendations are made to ensure valid reading grade levels will be obtained for all recruits. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.
Identifiers: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; Navy; Test Batteries