Comparative Validities of ASVAB and LAMP Tests for Logic Gates Learning
Final technical paper Nov 1989-Mar 1991
UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH
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Two courses on logic gates were administered to samples of airmen in Basic Military Training to evaluate the relative validities of ASVAB and LAMP tests in predicting individual differences in the acquisition of declarative knowledge measured by the accuracy in solving problems and the development of procedural skill measured by the time required to solve problems. In general, the LAMP tests added about 20 unique valid variance to the ASVAB tests in predicting these criteria. Furthermore, for both criteria, the LAMP tests alone accounted for more variance than did the ASVAB tests alone. Analyses indicated that the advantage of the LAMP tests was not due to concurrency effects, nor was it obtained at the expense of excessive testing time. Although LAMP tests and the criterion tests used common methods, arguments are presented contending that most of the covariance associated with common methods was meaningful to the task being learned and performed.
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