The relationships between selected subtests from the
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
(ASVAB) and corresponding subtests administered as
computerized adaptive tests (CAT) were investigated
using Marine recruits as subjects. Three adaptive subtests
were shown to correlate as well with ASVAB as
did a second administration of ASVAB, even though
the CAT subtests contained only half the number of
items. Factor analysis showed the CAT subtests to
load on the same factors as the corresponding ASVAB
subtests, indicating that the same abilities were being
measured. The preenlistment Armed Forces Qualification
Test (AFQT) composite scores were predicted as
well from the CAT subtest scores as from the retest
ASVAB subtest scores, even though the CAT contained
only three of the four AFQT subtests. It is concluded
that CAT can achieve the same measurement
precision as a conventional test, with half the number
Moreno, Kathleen E, Wetzel, C. Douglas, McBride, James R & Weiss, David J. (1984). Relationship between corresponding Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) subtests. Applied Psychological Measurement, 8, 155-163. doi:10.1177/014662168400800203
Moreno, Kathleen E.; Wetzel, C. Douglas; McBride, James R.; Weiss, David J..
Relationship between corresponding Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) subtests.
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