Validation Study of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Selector Composites: Gas Turbine System Technician Rating, Electrical (GSE) and Mechanical (GSM), for 4- and 6-Year Obligor Programs
Final rept. Oct 1986-Sep 1988
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This study validated Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB selector composites against school performance measures for the Navy Gas Turbine System Technician rating, Electrical GSE and Mechanical GSM, 4- and 6-year obligor 4YO6YO programs. The ASVAB consists of the following ten tests General Science GS, Arithmetic Reasoning AR, Word Knowledge WK, Paragraph Comprehension PC, Numerical Operations NO0, Coding Speed CS, Auto and Shop information AS, Mathematics Knowledge MK, Mechanical Comprehension MC, and Electronics Information EI. The study recommends that 1 GSE 4YO retain the operational composite, ARMKEIGS, but raise the minimum qualifying score MQS from 200 to 204, 2 GSM 4YO replace the operational composite, MKAS, with ARMKEIGS, the GSE 4YO program operational composite, and use the 204 MQS recommended for the GSE 4YO program, and 3 GSEGSM 6YO programs eliminate MKAS, one of two operational composites, retain the other, ARMKEIGS, lower the MQS from 218 to 210, and eliminate the MKEIGS156 requirement. Adopting these recommendations should 1 reduce attrition for the 4YO programs, 2 increase the number of qualified recruits for the 6YO programs, and 3 reduce the number of selector composites used by the GS rating from two to one.
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