NLSY79 Attachment 106: Profiles of American Youth (ASVAB Data/AFQT Scores)

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

NLSY79 Attachment 106: Profiles of American Youth (ASVAB Data/AFQT Scores)

Information about the administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to NLSY79 respondents is available in PDF format. This documentation also includes information about the creation of the associated Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores. Information includes:

Part 1: General & Technical Information

  • Background and General Information (page 2)
  • Data Quality Analysis with Item Response Curve Models (page 5)
  • Annotated Bibliography of DoD Related Publications (page 25)
  • Addendum to Attachment 106 (page 34) -- describing additional subtest standard scores and the creation of revised AFQT scores in 1990

Part 2: Respondent Materials

  • Two brochures given to NLSY79 respondents about their participation in the ASVAB testing and interpretation of their scores