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ERIC Number: ED013488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 1
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CAN COMPUTERS WRITE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS.
RICHARDS, JAMES M., JR.
WITH EXISTING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, TESTS FOR SCREENING COLLEGE APPLICANTS CAN BE WRITTEN BY COMPUTERS. RESULTS OF A 72-ITEM COMPUTER-WRITTEN SYNONYMS TEST WERE COMPARED WITH THOSE OF THE ETS WIDE RANGE VOCABULARY TEST. BOTH TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED IN THE FALL OF 1965 TO ENTERING UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FRESHMEN. AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, THESE RESULTS WERE CORRELATED WITH THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF EACH STUDENT. WHILE ITEMS IN THE COMPUTER TEST ARE SOMEWHAT EASIER, AND THE RELIABILITIES ARE LOWER THAN THOSE IN THE WIDE RANGE TEST, THE DATA CONFIRM THAT SYNONYMS TESTS CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY WRITTEN BY COMPUTERS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO AUTOMATE ALL ASPECTS OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARS IN "ACT RESEARCH REPORTS," NUMBER 15, OCTOBER, 1966, AND IS AVAILABLE AS ADI DOCUMENT NO. 9174 FROM THE AMERICAN DOCUMENTATION INSTITUTE, ADI AUXILIARY PUBLICATIONS PROJECT, PHOTODUPLICATION SERVICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20540, FOR $1.75 MICROFILM, $2.50 PHOTOCOPY. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: Iowa (Iowa City)