ERIC Number: ED097350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Comparability Study of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Scores from Answer Sheet and Answer Card Administration. Final Report.
Valentine, Lonnie D., Jr.; Cowan, Douglas K.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Form 2 was standardized for Digitek answer sheets. In September 1973, the Digitek scoring facility at Randolph AFB will be inadequate to handle anticipated scoring load. Consequently, ASVAB answer forms have been redesigned for processing via a Hewlett-Packard mark-sense reader from IBM card size forms which are more compressed than was the Digitek form. Score comparability from administrations on the two answer forms was investigated. It was found that the answer form change had negligible effect on average examinee performance overall score distributions, or correlations among the battery's tests. Significant interaction between initial ability (as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test) and answer form used was found for two tests (Word Knowledge and Coding Speed); however the interaction did not follow a clearcut pattern. It was recommended that existing ASVAB conversion tables continue in use until completion of a full restandardization study. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery