DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY SCREENING SCALES FOR AFQT 7 AND 8 FAILURES
ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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Literacy screening devices VA keys have been used with operational forms of the Armed Forces Qualification Test to identify various degrees of literacy. In the event of lowered standards of acceptance during mobilization, these scales would be available for categorizing those men who were sufficiently literate in E to go into basic training or who could become marginally literate with special literacy training. The present study describes the research by which literacy screening scales were developed for use with AFQT 7 and 8. Keys based on the easiest 24 items half verbal and half arithmetic reasoning of AFQT were selected and cutting scores set so as to classify as marginally literate the same proportion of input groups as did the prior VA keys for AFQT 5 and 6.