Accession Number : ADA118760

Title :   Use of the ASVAB for Assignment of Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test Levels.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : TRAINING ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION GROUP (NAVY) ORLANDO FL

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Cheryl J ; Kincaid, J Peter

PDF Url : ADA118760

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Entering recruits, tested at the Recruit Training Command, Orlando, received either Level D, E, or F of the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests which are designed to test individuals with increasingly higher levels of reading proficiency. The purpose of the testing was to relate the recruits' reading ability levels to their Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) scores from the two verbal subtests Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension so that ASVAB (WK+PC) cutoff scores could be derived for assigning a recruit the Gates-MacGinitie test of the appropriate difficulty level. This report suggests that administering level D of the Gates-MacGinitie tests to all recruits does not provide an accurate classificatory scheme. Using three levels of the test will provide accurate reading grade levels for all recruits and will make the Gates-MacGinitie an appropriate screening device for remediation programs at all stages of Navy training. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RECRUITS, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING, *READING, COMPREHENSION, MENTAL ABILITY, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, SKILLS, PROFICIENCY, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), APTITUDE TESTS, SCORING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE