ERIC Number: ED220497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Plan for the Computerized Adaptive Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Green, Bert F.; And Others
The United States Armed Services are planning to introduce computerized adaptive testing (CAT) into the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), which is a major part of the present personnel assessment procedures. Adaptive testing will improve efficiency greatly by assessing each candidate's answers as the test progresses and posing items most appropriate for that candidate, thus avoiding items that are too easy or too hard. Computer presentation, recording, and scoring of the ASVAB will improve test security. This report provides a plan for evaluating proposed procedures for implementing the CAT version of the ASVAB and suggests methods to be used, if CAT is adopted, for checking the utility and operational characteristics of the actual implementation. The report proposes evaluation of item content, dimensionality, reliability, validity, item calibration, item selection and scoring, score equations, and human factors. Some special problems include omits, speeded tests, and item bias. Suggestions are also made for exploring ways of taking advantage of the computerized presentation to get better information from future versions of the ASVAB. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery