Accession Number : ADA302548

Title :   Validation of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the English Diagnostic Test (EDT) for the Basic Journalist (JO) Class 'A' School.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 90-May 93,

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

Personal Author(s) : Held, Janet D.

PDF Url : ADA302548

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The study purpose was to validate the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the English Diagnostic Test (EDT) as selection standards for the Basic Journalist (JO) Class 'A' school. The study responded to a proposal to implement the EDT at the Military Entrance Processing Stations as a JO selection standard rather than at the JO school as a remediation tool. The ASYAB consists of the following 10 tests: General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Numerical Operations (NO), Coding Speed (CS), Auto and Shop Information (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), and Electronics Information (El). Verbal is comprised of WK and PC. The EDT assesses grammar, comprehension, word knowledge, and sentence structure.

Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *APTITUDE TESTS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, VALIDATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MILITARY STANDARDS, REASONING, ATTRITION, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, QUALIFICATIONS, WORDS(LANGUAGE), COURSES(EDUCATION), VOCABULARY, RECRUITS, GRAMMARS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, COMPREHENSION, JOURNALISM.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE