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Source: National Council on Measurement in Education
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1. Curran, Linda T.
1997 Profile of American Youth: Overview
Presented: New York, NY, Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, April 1996.
Cohort(s): NLS General, NLSY97
Publisher: ERIC
Keyword(s): Aptitude; Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); High School; High School Students; Military Personnel; Profile of American Youth; Tests and Testing; Vocational Education

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The Department of Defense is developing norms for its Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the newly created Interest Finder, a vocational interest inventory. The normative effort, called the 1997 Profile of American Youth (PAY97), will be undertaken as part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The national norms that result from this cooperative project will be used for military personnel selection and placement purposes for enlistees and as the basis for career selection in high schools in the student testing program. The ASVAB will be normed in its recently implemented computerized form, and Interest Finder norms will also be developed from its computer version. Methodological studies are being planned to address substantive issues related to procedures and materials for the interview, test administration, and data analysis stages. A participation incentive and performance bonus study has preceded pilot testing involving more than 1,500 examinees. Other studies that are being initiated are studies of the appropriateness of the tests with adolescents, a hardware and environment study, and a pretest of the longitudinal youth survey. The ASVAB and Interest Finder will be administered in the summer of 1997 to the 19,000 subjects of the longitudinal study. Normative information will then be available for the planned uses of both measures. (Contains one figure, two tables, and eight references.) (SLD)
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Curran, Linda T. "1997 Profile of American Youth: Overview." Presented: New York, NY, Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, April 1996.