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Asch, Beth J.; Heaton, Paul; Savych, Bogdan – RAND Corporation, 2009
Since 2000, black representation among high-quality recruits in the Army has decreased, while Hispanic representation has increased; in the Navy, black representation has remained stable and Hispanic representation has increased. (Recruits are considered to be high-quality if they have graduated high school and score above average on the Armed…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Recruitment, Personnel Needs, African Americans
Pliske, Rebecca M.; And Others – 1984
The Computerized Adaptive Screening Test (CAST) was developed to provide an estimate at recruiting stations of prospects' Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores. The CAST was designed to replace the paper-and-pencil Enlistment Screening Test (EST). The initial validation study of CAST indicated that CAST predicts AFQT at least as accurately…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Adults, Armed Forces, Computer Assisted Testing
La Puente Union High School District, CA. – 1968
Funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the La Puente, California, continuation education project investigated (1) attitudes of former students concerning the success of the school in preparing them for entry into military service, (2) the minimal skills and knowledge required by each of the armed forces, (3)…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Continuation Students, Females, High School Graduates
Dudek, Edmund E.; And Others – 1968
Part of the 1968 conference of the Military Testing Association, this open panel meeting discussed the testing of Project 100,000 personnel (disadvantaged young men previously not acceptable for military service, who are now being recruited or induced under new standards adopted in 1966). Papers were presented on problems of recruit training,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Enlisted Personnel, Low Achievement, Military Training
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Orvis, Bruce R.; Gahart, Martin T. – 1989
As part of the military recruiting effort, the Department of Defense sponsors surveys of the national youth population to help design recruiting and advertising strategies. This report develops and applies a method of using the information contained in national youth surveys to estimate the probability that respondents taking the Armed Forces…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Armed Forces, Estimation (Mathematics), Evaluation Utilization
Knapp, Deirdre J.; Pliske, Rebecca M. – 1986
A study was conducted to validate the Army's Computerized Adaptive Screening Test (CAST), using data from 2,240 applicants from 60 army recruiting stations across the nation. CAST is a computer-assisted adaptive test used to predict performance on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). AFQT scores are computed by adding four subtest scores of…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Adults, Aptitude Tests, Comparative Testing