ERIC Number: ED166241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form N: Development and Standardization. Final Report for Period March 1974 - March 1978.
Gould, R. Bruce
The construction and norming of Form N of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is described. The new form serves the same purpose as its predecessor and possesses basically the same characteristics. References are made to the research which provided the basis for most of the changes. Other changes were made because of the admission of women to the Air Force. The test battery yields five composite scores: Pilot, Navigator-Technical, Officer Quality, Verbal, and Quantitative. Two sets of conversion tables are provided for examinees' scores according to educational level--two or more years of college, and less than two years of college. Standardization was accomplished by administering the test to samples of examinees from all major sources for commissioned personnel in the Air Force as well as to a sample of second lieutenants. Conversion tables for each raw score composite to percentile ranks are given, as are score distribution summary data and distribution curves. Summaries of item difficulty data and test reliabilities are given. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Aircraft Pilots, Item Analysis, Norms, Occupational Tests, Officer Personnel, Personnel Selection, Scores, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 771-122/57)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.