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ERIC Number: ED011985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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TEST OF ADULT COLLEGE APTITUDE (TACA). MANUAL FOR ADMINISTRATION, SCORING AND INTERPRETATION.
DUBOIS, PHILIP H.; WIENTGE, KING M.
THIS PRELIMINARY MANUAL OUTLINES CONTENT, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SCORING PROCEDURES, ANTECEDENT RESEARCH, AND AVAILABLE NORM DATA FOR THE TEST OF ADULT COLLEGE APTITUDE (TACA). THE TACA, A COMBINED TEST AND ANSWER SHEET ADAPTED FOR VISUAL SCORING BY AN OPTICAL SCANNER, CONSISTS OF 22 ITEMS ON BIOGRAPHICAL DATA (AGE, SEX, OCCUPATION, FAMILY AND MARITAL STATUS, EDUCATION, CULTURAL, AND OTHER PURSUITS) AND 54 MULTIPLE-CHOICE VERBAL AND NUMERICAL ITEMS. PROCEDURES INCLUDE A 45-MINUTE TIME LIMIT, CALCULATION OF RAW SCORES (RIGHT ANSWERS AND PERSONAL DATA) AND PERCENTILE RANKS, AND (WHEREVER POSSIBLE) WELL-SUPERVISED LARGE GROUP TESTING SESSIONS. THE TEST WAS FORMULATED ON THE BASIS OF WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RESEARCH RELATING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVE TEST DATA TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS AMONG EVENING DIVISION PARTICIPANTS. NORM DATA AVAILABLE FOR INTERPRETATION ARE BASED MAINLY ON STUDIES INVOLVING 149 PARTICIPANTS IN FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND 102 STUDENTS IN BUSINESS AND BEGINNING PSYCHOLOGY. FINDINGS SIGNIFICANTLY CORRELATED TACA SCORES WITH CLASS ACHIEVEMENT. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES TWO FOOTNOTES, FOUR TABLES AND THE TEXT OF THE TEST. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Univ. Coll.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis); Test of Adult College Aptitude