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					            ASVAB
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              Blueprint
What does this test actually test over?

• The Eight Areas of the ASVAB
  • General Science
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Word Knowledge
  • Paragraph Comprehension
  • Mathematical Knowledge
  • Electrical Information
  • Auto and Shop Information
  • Mechanical Comprehension
                 Blueprint

• Several composite scores are formed
  from different combinations of the
  ASVAB test scores.
  • Three composite or “Career Exploration
    Scores” which help students with career
    exploration.
               Blueprint

• These test scores are reported to the
  student and their counselors on an
  ASVAB summary sheet.

• They compare the students to others
  whom are in the same grade.
                Blueprint

• The report shows grade specific,
  gender specific, and combined
  standard scores and score bands for all
  eight test and three Career Exploration
  Scores.
• Students also get a percentile based
  interpretation of those scores. In which
  they get an explanation on the score
  sheet of what it actually means.
             Test Analysis

• At the start of the practice test it
  reminds test takers about strategies to
  use during the exam.
• Each section of the ASVAB test battery
  assesses a variety of test questions.
  • There is a pattern for each of these
    questions which begin with general
    knowledge questions and then progresses
    into more difficult questions.
                              Test Analysis
•   General Science
    A 25-item test measuring knowledge of life science, earth and space science, and physical
    science
•   Arithmetic Reasoning
    A 30-item test measuring ability to solve basic arithmetic word problems
•   Word Knowledge
    A 35-item test measuring ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms
•   Paragraph Comprehension
    A 15-item test measuring ability to obtain information from written material
•   Mathematics Knowledge
    A 25-item test measuring knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications
•   Electronics Information
    A 20-item test measuring knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices, and electronic
    systems
•   Auto and Shop Information
    A 25-item test measuring knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair, and wood
    and metal shop practices
•   Mechanical Comprehension
    A 25-item test measuring knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural
    support, and properties of materials
Does the test examine what it is suppose
                  to?

• The ASVAB measure the aptitude to be
  trained in a specific job.
• The test questions surveys the test-
  takers strengths
         Scoring the ASVAB

• Is a Norm Reference Scored Test.
 • It test: General Science (GS), Arithmetic
   Reasoning (AR), Word Knowledge (WK),
   Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Auto &
   Shop (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK),
   Mechanical Comprehension (MC),
   Electronics Information (EI), Assembling
   Objects (AS).

• Armed Forces Qualification Test
  score or “AFQT score.”
              AFQT score

• AFQT score is a "percentile," not a
  "percent correct."

• AFQT score of 50, that does not mean
  that 50% of the answers correct. It
  means he/she scored better than 50
  percent of the individuals who took the
  test.
        Scoring the ASVAB

In 1980, a study, known as the "Profile
of American Youth," was conducted by
the Department of Defense, giving the
ASVAB to a total of 11,914 individuals,
ranging in age from 16 to 23, from July
to October 1980.
         Scoring the ASVAB

• The ASVAB was “re-normed” using the
  1997 Profile of American Youth, a
  national probability sample of 18 to 23
  year olds who took the ASVAB in 1997.

• The change (new scoring) went into
  effect July 1, 2004.
           ASVAB Raw Score

• AFQT score is determined by four areas WK,
  PC, AR, and MK

• 1st step is to determine Verbal Expression
  by adding WK+PC=VE

• 2nd step 2VE+AR+MK=RAW SCORE

• Raw score is converted into the percentile
  score.
             Requirements

• Army requires a AFQT score of at least
  31.

• Navy and Air Force require a AFQT of
  at least 35.

• AFQT scores are valid for 2 years.
    Composite or Line Scores

Military job qualification is determined
based on "Composite Scores," which
are made up of individual ASVAB sub-
test scores.
            Air Force MAGE Score
• Mechanical Aptitude Score - Determined from General
  Science (GS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), and Auto/Shop
  (AS).
• Administrative Aptitude Score - Numerical Operations
  (NO), Coding Speed (CS), and Verbal Expression (VE). (Note:
  With the elimination of NO and CS from the ASVAB, a "dummy
  score" is now inserted there, so the Administrative Score is
  actually determined directly from the VE Score).
• General Aptitude Score - Determined from Arithmetic
  Reasoning (AR) and and Verbal Expression (VE).
• Electronics Aptitude Score - Determined from General
  Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics
  Knowledge (MK), and Electronics Information (EI).
                Army Composite Scores
•   Clerical (CL) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), and
    Mathematics Knowledge (MK).
•   Combat (CO) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Coding Speed (CS), Auto &
    Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because CS has been removed
    from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area.
•   Electronics (EL) - Determined from General Science (GS), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR),
    Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronic Information (EI).
•   Field Artillery (FA) - Determined from Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Coding Speed (CS),
    Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because CS
    has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area.
•   General Maintenance (GM) - Determined from General Science (GS), Auto & Shop
    (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronics Information (EI).
•   General Technical (GT) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE) and Arithmetic
    Reasoning (AR).
•   Mechanical Maintenance (MM) - Determined from Numerical Operations (NO), Auto &
    Shop (AS), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) and Electronic Information (EI). Note:
    Because NO has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this
    area.
•   Operators and Food (OF) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE), Numerical
    Operations (NO), Auto & Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC). Note: Because
    NO has been removed from the ASVAB, a "dummy score" is inserted for this area.
•   Surveillance and Communications (SC) - Determined from Verbal Expression (VE),
    Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Auto & Shop (AS) and Mechanical Comprehension (MC).
•   Skilled Technical (ST) - Determined from General Science (GS), Verbal Expression
    (VE), Mechanical Comprehension (MC) and Mathematics Knowledge (MK).
     Marine Corps Composite Score
• Clerical (CL)- No Marine Corps enlisted job uses this composite
  anymore. In 2002, all enlisted MOS's which had a requirement for a
  CL composite score were converted to GT scores.

• Electronics Repair, Missile Repair, Electronics &
  Communications (EL) - Determined from General Science (GS),
  Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and
  Electronic Information (EI).

• General Maintenance, Construction, Utility and Chemical
  Maintenance (MM) - Determined from General Science (GS), Auto &
  Shop (AS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK) and Electronics Information
  (EI).

• General Technical, Special and Officer Programs
  (GT) – Determined from Verbal Expression (VE) and
  Arithmetic Reasoning (AR).
        Navy & Coast Guard

• The Navy and the Coast Guard use
  direct ASVAB line scores for job
  qualification determination.
        Army Job Qualifications

• 11B – Infantryman: minimum line score of
  90 in CO.
    • CO = (VE)+(CS)+(AS)+(MC). Note: Because
      CS has been removed from the ASVAB, a
      "dummy score" is inserted for this area.


• 96B – Intelligence Analyst: minimum line
  score of 105 in ST.
    • ST = (GS)+(VE)+(MC)+(MK).

				
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