A Reexamination of the Normalization of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (LASVAB) Forms 6, 7, 6E, and 7E.
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This study checks the normalization of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB forms 6 and 7 and normalized the ASVAB forms 6E and 7E. The ASVAB measures the mental aptitude of prospective recruits. Since ASVAB 6 and 7 were first used January 1976 questions about the correctness of the normalization have been raised. We checked the normalization of ASVAB 6 and 7 and developed the normalization of 6E and 7E using a reference test--AFQT 7. In this effort we used a large sample of Marine Corps recruits. We found that the current normilization of ASVAB 6 and 7 is too easy it overstates the mental ability of low aptitude recruits by 15 to 17 percentiles. Author
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