[IPAC-List] ASVAB Scoring Error

Joel Wiesen jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com
Mon Nov 10 02:21:36 EST 2014

In 1978, an error in the score reporting for the ASVAB resulted in the 
US military hiring 200,000 people in the lowest 10% of candidates. None 
of these candidates would have been hired without the scoring error.

I am looking for any descriptions of this error and its consequences.



Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Director
Applied Personnel Research
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