Accession Number : AD1027705

Title :   Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form T: Initial Item-, Test-, Factor-, and Composite-Level Analyses

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,08 Jul 2016,28 Nov 2016

Corporate Author : 711 Human Performance Wing Wright-Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Carretta,Thomas R ; Rose,Mark R ; Trent,John D

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) is used to award scholarships to the United States Air Force (USAF) Reserve Officer Training Corps and to qualify applicants for officer commissioning through the ROTC and Officer Training School programs. The AFOQT also is used to qualify applicants for aircrew training as pilots, combat system operators, air battle managers, and remotely-piloted aircraft pilots, The purpose of this report is to document initial AFOQT Form T item-, test-, factor-, and composite level psychometric analyses. Data consisted of responses from USAF officer applicants who were administered either AFOQT Form T1 (N = 5,681) or Form T2 (N = 5,199) between 2015 and 2016. In general, both forms demonstrated acceptable psychometric properties. However, there were areas where improvements could be made. For example, item-level analyses revealed that the difficulty level for some (continued on next page)

Descriptors :   reserve officer training corps , training , air force , Psychometrics

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE