Comparison and Concordance of Academic Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, SAT, and ACT Scores among Air Force ROTC Cadets
OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP SAN ANTONIO TX SAN ANTONIO United States
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A database of U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC cadets in the FY2000-2015 commissioning classes was used to estimate the relationships between Air Force Officer Qualifying Test AFOQT verbal and math scores and their SAT and ACT counterparts in an Air Force sample. AFOQT Academic Aptitude scores AA based on the 2 verbal and 2 quantitative subtests were strongly correlated with the respective subtests and composites of both the SAT and ACT, in line with the magnitude of correlation between corresponding subtests and composites of the SAT and ACT. AFOQT-SAT and AFOQT-ACT concordance tables were created based on equipercentile conversions of regression-predicted scores to provide a tool for estimating comparable scores. These estimates suggest that the current Air Force minimums of 15 on the AFOQT-Verbal and 10 on the AFOQT-Quantitative composites correspond to a SAT Verbal score of 430 and SAT Math score of 400, respectively. AFOQT, SAT, and ACT scores were all similarly related to university cumulative GPA. Research limitations and implications for practice are discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
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