ERIC Number: ED034939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Interpretation and Utilization of Scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
Miller, Robert E.
The report summarizes a large body of data relevant to the proper interpretation and use of aptitude scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT). Included are descriptions of the AFOQT testing program and the test itself. Technical data include an extensive sampling of validation studies covering predictors of success in pilot training, navigator training, technical training, and academic courses. Relationships to other well known tests and the Air Force structure of career areas and utilization fields are indicated. Several types of reliability data are presented, together with intercorrelations of aptitude composites. The Air Force percentile scoring system is discussed in relation to the normal probability curve and the stanine scale. Score distributions are provided for officers, candidates for programs leading to a commission, basic airmen, and Grade 12 males. Procedures used in standardizing new forms of the AFOQT through the Project TALENT aptitude composites are described. Effects of applying minimum qualifying scores and adjustments for educational level at the time of testing are explained. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Classification, Flight Training, Investigations, Officer Personnel, Predictive Measurement, Research, Scoring, Selection, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Validity
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-691-001, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX.