Accession Number : ADP001350

Title :   Development and Calibration of Enlistment Screening Test (EST) Forms 81a and 81b,


Personal Author(s) : Mathews,John J. ; Ree,Malcolm James

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This paper reviews development and norming of reading tests targeted at Air Force personnel. A number of different reading tests are in current Air Force use. These vary in intended target population from grades 4-6 (Gates-MacGinitie) to high school through college (Nelson-Denny). Such divergent level tests have yielded different normative scores for the same individuals (Mathews, Valentine, and Sellman, 1978). The purpose of reading tests developed by AFHRL is to provide standard tests targeted at and normal on Air Force personnel. Also, costs for test materials should be substantially less. Two equivalent Air Force Reading Abilities Test (AFRAT 2a and 2b) Forms have been developed for remedial reading programs. A broader level test (AFRAT 1) was used to obtain normative and validity data on reading items for 5,000 enlistees. Data reported include item and test statistics, relationships and test and demographic variables, and calibration with other reading tests.

Descriptors :   *Reading, Test methods, Air Force, Air Force personnel, Standards, Scoring, Tables(Data), Calibration, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE