TitleRelationship between corresponding Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT) subtests
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsMoreno, KE, Wetzel, CD, McBride, JR, Weiss, DJ
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscomputerized adaptive testing

Investigated the relationships between selected subtests from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and corresponding subtests administered as computerized adaptive tests (CATs), using 270 17-26 yr old Marine recruits as Ss. Ss were administered the ASVAB before enlisting and approximately 2 wks after entering active duty, and the CAT tests were administered to Ss approximately 24 hrs after arriving at the recruit depot. Results indicate that 3 adaptive subtests correlated as well with ASVAB as did the 2nd administration of the ASVAB, although CAT subtests contained only half the number of items. Factor analysis showed CAT subtests to load on the same factors as the corresponding ASVAB subtests, indicating that the same abilities were being measured. It is concluded that CAT can achieve the same measurement precision as a conventional test, with half the number of items. (16 ref)