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ERIC Number: ED003256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 83
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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ADULT STUDENTS.
DUBOIS, PHILIP H.; WIENTGE, KING M.
AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO EVALUATE WHETHER (1) BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND (2) MEASURES OF APTITUDES, ABILITIES, INTERESTS, AND MOTIVATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS ARE RELATED TO THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF ADULT STUDENTS. DETERMINATIONS WERE MADE, ALSO, ON WHETHER MEASURES OF SUCH DATA AND CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE USED TO PREDICT ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN THE SEVERAL AREAS OF INSTRUCTION NORMALLY FOUND IN AN EVENING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM. A 55-QUESTION, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION BLANK WAS COMPLETED BY MORE THAN 8,000 ADULT STUDENTS DURING TWO REGISTRATION PERIODS OF THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EVENING PROGRAM AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. IN ADDITION, APPROXIMATELY 400 STUDENTS (1) RECEIVED A 6-HOUR BATTERY OF VOCATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL APPRAISAL TEST, (2) REVIEWED, INDIVIDUALLY, THEIR TEST SCORES WITH A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, AND (3) COMPLETED TESTS TO MEASURE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN AT LEAST ONE CLASS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER AND AGAIN AT THE END. RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE USE OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PLUS THE STANDARD BATTERY OF TESTS, FORMED A GOOD BASE FOR ACHIEVEMENT PREDICTION. COUNSELOR JUDGMENTS IN THIS PROJECT APPEARED TO HAVE DOUBTFUL PREDICTIVE VALIDITY. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: BENNETT MECHANICAL COMPREHENSION TEST; Cooperative Reading Comprehension Tests; EMPLOYMENT APTITUDE SURVEY; MISSOURI; Missouri (Saint Louis); STRONG VOCATIONAL INTEREST BLANK; WESMAN PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION TEST