Accession Number : ADA186652

Title :   Development of 10th Grade Norms for the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GRO UP

Personal Author(s) : Divgi, D R ; Horne, Gary E

PDF Url : ADA186652

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a administered in high schools and postsecondary schools as a part of the Defense Department's Student Testing Program. Until 1986, high school norms based on a national sample were available for grades 11 and 12 only. These were computed from data collected in 1980, as a part of the Profile of American Youth (PAY) study. Additional data from a nonrandom sample were collected in 1984, by the Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPCOM). The objective of the present study was to develop norms for 10th grade. Tenth grade norms were developed by transforming MEPCOM cumulative percentage into national percentile scores. Transformation curves were obtained by combining information form MEPCOM and PAY samples in grades 11 and 12. The average transformation was then used in 10th grade to convert MEPCOM cumulative percentages into national percentile scores.

Descriptors :   *TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *APTITUDE TESTS, PROFILES, SAMPLING, SCHOOLS, SECONDARY, STUDENTS, UNITED STATES, YOUTH, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SCORING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE