ERIC Number: ED206462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Numerical Skills of Navy Enlisted Personnel.
Brown, Cheryl J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to examine the extent of basic numerical skills deficiencies in the population of recruits bound for Apprentice Training, and (2) to examine whether selected Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test scores could be used to predict numerical skills performance. This project was undertaken by the Training Analysis and Evaluation Group (TAEG) and Academic Remedial Training (ART), Recruit Training Command, Orlando, as part of a larger project tasked by the Chief of Naval Education and Training in the area of improving basic academic skills. Of 293 recruits bound for Apprentice Training, more than 100 failed to pass a basic test of Navy numerical skills. Deficiencies were in the area of "application" of mathematics skills rather than in the basic numerical operations. When selected ASVAB scores were analyzed, an effective formula was derived to predict a numerical skills deficit. The ASVAB subtest score for Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), combined with Paragraph Comprehension (PC) and Numerical Operations (NO) scores, was found to be the best predictor. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.