Accession Number : ADA115040

Title :   Trends in the DoD High School Testing Program and the Supplementary Use of Commercial Test Information.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Lee,Gus C ; Flyer,Eli S ; Eitelberg,Mark J ; Orend,Richard

PDF Url : ADA115040

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The DoD High School Testing Program has existed in one form or another for over twenty years. Under the program the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is administered free of charge in a large number of high schools. Information about seniors and juniors, including their test scores, is furnished to recruiters, as well as to the high schools for their use in guidance and counseling. The test is offered to the high schools free of charge. The test serves both a military purpose in that it is used as a military test for entry into service and a civilian purpose in that it is used for civilian counseling. The number of schools and students tested in the DoD High School Testing Program has declined since the program reached its peak in school year 1974-75. A combination of internal policy changes and external criticism of the program largely explains the decline. Among the internal changes were a deemphasis, in particular, on promotion of testing among freshmen and sophomores. Also, during this period, outside professional criticism of the usefulness of ASVAB for civilian counseling was accepted by a minority of school counselors. This report includes recommendations.

Descriptors :   *Aptitude tests, *Recruiting, *Counseling, *Careers, Military applications, Test methods, Students, Civilian personnel, Schools, Systems analysis, Planning, Decision making, Policies, Performance(Human), Scoring, Questionnaires, Attitudes(Psychology), Ratings, Department of Defense

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE