Accession Number : AD0775048

Title :   Comparability Study of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Scores from Answer Sheet and Answer Card Administration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Valentine,Lonnie D. , Jr. ; Cowan,Douglas K.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : 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 AFQT) 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)

Descriptors :   *Aptitude tests, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE