ESTIMATING READING ABILITY LEVEL FROM THE AQE GENERAL APTITUDE INDEX
PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TX
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Conversion tables are presented for estimating reading achievement reading grade level as measured by the California Achievement Test and scaled score as measured by the Davis Reading Test from the AQE General Aptitude Index. Distributions of estimated reading grade are shown for non-prior-service airmen entering the Air Force in 1964 and 1965 for the total group and for subgroups split on years of education completed. Distributions of estimated reading grade are also presented by career field for airmen assigned to 29 career fields. It was pointed out that a wide range of reading ability was found within each career field and that the career fields differed considerably with respect to average reading ability. Implications for writing of Career Development Courses and technical manuals were discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations