Accession Number:

ADA222893

Title:

Concurrent versus Enlistment ASVAB in Evaluation of New Tests

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

New kinds of tests are being evaluated as potential additions to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB. They are compared on the basis of the criterion variance they explain when added to the ASVAB. The evaluation may use scores on the ASVAB given during enlistment processing, or a new ASVAB may be administered concurrently with the new tests. This paper compares these two research designs in terms of their effect on evaluation of new tests. The analysis uses Infantry data from the Marine Corps Job Performance Measurements project, in which concurrent as well as enlistment ASVAB scores are available. While lower increments in explained variances are obtained when the ASVAB in concurrent, the difference between the administrations is small compared to various across criterion variables and occupational areas. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE