Accession Number : ADP000864

Title :   The Jackknife: Its Application to Test Equating,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Earles,James A. ; Ree,Malcolm James ; Kadura,M. Gayle

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Many tests used by the Armed Services are revised frequently to update content and to reduce compromise. A major psychometric concern during revision is the necessity of deriving scores on the new test which are comparable to those on the old test. This score conversion permits the direct comparison of the scores of current examinees with those of past examinees and permits the retention of past decision score points because of consistency of meaning over time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Scoring, *Methodology, Intelligence tests, Aptitude tests, Psychological tests, Achievement tests, Personality tests, Error analysis, Analysis of variance, Sampling, Statistical samples, Variables, Data acquisition, Measurement

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE