Accession Number : ADA299806

Title :   Computerized Adaptive Testing Version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB): Computer System Development.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. FY85-FY91,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Rafacz, Bernard A.

PDF Url : ADA299806

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : In 1979, the Computerized Adaptive Testing version of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (CAT-ASVAB) program was initiated by the Department of Defense. One objective of the (Joint-Service) CAT-ASVAB program was to develop a distributed processing computer system capable of deploying CAT at aptitude testing sites of the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM). In 1985, the CAT-ASVAB program was redirected with the initiation of the Accelerated CAT-ASVAB Project (ACAP). The purpose of ACAP was to test the feasibility of using CAT at USMEPCOM testing sites prior to initiation of another full scale development effort. To accomplish this purpose, ACAP bad to develop a computer system with all of the essential Joint-Service specifications for deploying CAT. The UNIX-based computer system developed under ACAP meets this goal.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *APTITUDE TESTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, SPECIFICATIONS, COMPUTERS, PROCESSING, SITES, TEST METHODS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, PERSONNEL SELECTION, APTITUDES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE