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  • initialism US Armed Forces Qualification Test

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  • (The AFQT is the test that provided most of the new data in the middle section of “The Bell Curve” — the head psychometrician of one of the branches of the military told me that he personally gave the data to Murray, and was very impressed with the accuracy of its display in “The Bell Curve.”)

    Matthew Yglesias » You And What Recruiting Pool?

  • The military's norms for scoring applicant's entrance tests results on the new ASVAB (the 10 subtest exam of which four were the traditional highly g-loaded IQ-like tests, long known as the AFQT, the ones used in The Bell Curve) were set wrong (too easy), and thus the military let in many applicants from 1976-1980 that they would have rejected if they had known how stupid they really were.

    Archive 2005-10-02

  • The military's norms for scoring applicant's entrance tests results on the new ASVAB (the 10 subtest exam of which four were the traditional highly g-loaded IQ-like tests, long known as the AFQT, the ones used in The Bell Curve) were set wrong (too easy), and thus the military let in many applicants from 1976-1980 that they would have rejected if they had known how stupid they really were.

    Slate says blacks are dumber than average!

  • The military's norms for scoring applicant's entrance tests results on the new ASVAB (the 10 subtest exam of which four were the traditional highly g-loaded IQ-like tests, long known as the AFQT, the ones used in The Bell Curve) were set wrong (too easy), and thus the military let in many applicants from 1976-1980 that they would have rejected if they had known how stupid they really were.

    9/25/05 - 10/2/05

  • I noticed the same thing, too, though IIRC the difference in the NLSY (controlling only for AFQT score) was something on the order of 5-10% (for black men).

    "The Hidden Gender Restriction"; or, the Economics of Waiting to Exhale, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Among applicants of color, the ineligibility rates are even higher: 29 percent of Hispanics and 39 percent of African Americans are ineligible based on their AFQT scores.

    Marian Wright Edelman: Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

  • A recent report by the Education Trust notes more than one in five high school graduates don’t meet the minimum standard required for Army enlistment as measured by the Armed Forces Qualification Test AFQT.

    Marian Wright Edelman: Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

  • If we compare teachers and non-teachers with similar AFQT scores, the teacher salary penalty disappears.

    Public School Teachers Aren't Underpaid

  • The formula for computing this AFQT score is: Arithmetic Reasoning + Math Knowledge + (2 x VE).

    GOP Debate–Hardly Any Mention Of Immigration

  • AFQT Scores are divided into the following categories:

    Army Getting Lower IQ Recruits

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