English Diagnostic Test: Validation for Journalism-Related Programs.
Technical paper, Apr-Mar 83,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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This paper presents the results of an investigation into the predictive validities of the English Diagnostic Test EDT. Data on the EDT were based on 228 enlisted service personnel enrolled in journalism-related programs. Multiple regression analyses were conducted for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB composite test scores and the EDT raw scores, using final school grades as the dependent variable. The analyses show that the Air Force General test composite GEN Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, and Paragraph Comprehension has higher predictive validity than the EDT or other service composite. A GEN cutoff score of the 65th percentile was recommended. Keywords Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB English Diagnostic Test personnel classification regression analysis selection tests.