Accession Number : AD0778837

Title :   Development and Standardization of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form M.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 72-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Robert E.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : AFOQT Form M was constructed was constructed as a replacement for AFOQT Form L in FY 74. The new form serves the same purposes as its predecessor and possesses basically the same characteristics. It yields Pilot, Navigator-Technical, Officer Quality, Verbal, and Quantitative composite scores. Three sets of conversion tables are provided for examines at th various educational levels where the test is administered. Standardization was accomplished by equipercentile conversion to composites to Project TALENT tests from a previous form which was administered to Air Force Academy candidates, and thence to the new form in a stratified sample of basic airmen. This strategy permits the new AFOQT scores to be related to Academy candidates and to 12th grade males in the original Project TALENT study. Because recent operational data suggest that the AFOQT is becoming too difficult, a correction which was used prior to AFOQT-64 was are reinstated. The correction is for the unusually high academic aptitude of the Academy candidate group, especially with respect to the quantitative domain. The correction primarily affects the Navigator-Technical, Officer Quality, and Quantitative composites and should lead to somewhat increased qualification rates without fundamentally changing the AFOQT normative base.

Descriptors :   *TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *PERSONNEL SELECTION, PERFORMANCE TESTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, QUALIFICATIONS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PILOTS, NAVIGATORS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, QUALITY, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, EDUCATION, CLASSIFICATION, SCORING, VALIDATION, STANDARDIZATION, CADETS, COMPARISON

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE