The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test: Validity, Fairness, and Bias
RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE ARLINGTON VA
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The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test AFOQT is an aptitude measure used to select officers, pilots, and combat system operators. This technical report reviews research that answers many common questions about the AFOQT, including whether the test is fair, whether it is biased against minorities or women, whether it is too expensive, whether it should be replaced, and whether it predicts the performance that is important to the Air Force. In addressing these questions, we do not produce original data analyses. Instead, we present a synthesis of the existing knowledge about the AFOQT and other selection tests and examine its implications for the future of the AFOQT.
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