NLSY79 Appendix 24: Reanalysis of the 1980 AFQT Data from the NLSY79

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

NLSY79 Appendix 24: Reanalysis of the 1980 AFQT Data from the NLSY79

The NLSY79 and NLSY97 are unique in that virtually all respondents took the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), with the results for the NLSY79 being used to norm the test. This appendix discusses the psychometrics of the Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) administered in 1980, with attention to the implications the analysis has for the efficient administration of those tests. Click here for the 30-page PDF of the appendix.