Assessment of Alternative Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) composite Definitions
Technical note Oct 1985-Oct 1986
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of this study was to identify the most valid of 17 alternative Armed Forces Qualification Test AFOT definitions that would have the least impact upon minorities and women. Concern over the use of speeded tests was the basis for this study. Results indicated that of the 17 alternative AFQT composites, four were found to be promising replacements for the current AFQT composite. After additional analysis, the alternative AFQT composite VE AR MK was recommended as the most promising replacement. In comparison to the current AFQT, it had comparable predictive validity and showed a minimum negative impact on females and blacks in both the AYP and the FY84 Navy Recruit Population NRP. Keywords Composite comparisons Predictive validity, Subgroup score distributions.
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