Accession Number : ADA291940

Title :   Second Operational Test and Evaluation of Forms 18 and 19 of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Thomasson, Gary L. ; Wise, Lauress ; Bloxom, Bruce ; Welsh, John ; Branch, Richard

PDF Url : ADA291940

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a set of ten tests administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) to all applicants for enlistment in the United States Armed Services, as part of the Enlistment Testing Program, and also administered in high schools as a component of the Student Testing Program. The tests included in ASVAB are listed in Table I, which also shows the length of each test in items and minutes and the means and standard deviations of the number-correct scores for the 1980 Youth Population (Department of Defense, 1982). The battery yields scores for each of the ten tests, plus an eleventh composite score, Verbal (VE), which is the sum of scores on two tests, Word Knowledge (WK) and Paragraph Comprehension (PC). Various other combinations of the test scores form composites that are used by DoD and the Services for determining overall qualification for enlistment and eligibility for entry into specific occupational specialties.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *APTITUDE TESTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, JOBS, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, SECONDARY, RECRUITING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, QUALIFICATIONS, STANDARD DEVIATION, SCORING, SPECIALIZATION, COMPREHENSION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE