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ERIC Number: ED013628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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PREDICTING STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENT IN COLLEGE FROM THE ACT ASSESSMENT.
LUTZ, SANDRA W.; RICHARDS, JAMES M., JR.
TO EVALUATE THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF THE ACT TESTS AND THE NON-ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCALES OF THE STUDENT PROFILE SECTION, AT 14 2-YEAR AND 21 4-YEAR COLLEGES STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPLETED THE ACT BATTERY PRIOR TO ADMISSION WERE SURVEYED FOR THEIR ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS DURING THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR. CRITERIA INCLUDED COLLEGE GRADES, 12 SCALES DESIGNED TO MEASURE NOTABLE EXTRA-CLASSROOM ACCOMPLISHMENT IN COLLEGE, AND ONE SCALE TO ASSESS RECOGNITION FOR ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. PREDICTORS INCLUDED SCORES ON ACT TESTS, HIGH SCHOOL GRADES, AND THE SIX SCALES MEASURING NON-ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE RESULTS, WHICH SUPPORT THE AUTHORS' EARLIER FINDINGS, INDICATE THAT NON-ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT CAN BE ASSESSED WITH MODERATE RELIABILITY, THAT BOTH ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE PREDICTED TO A USEFUL DEGREE, AND THAT NON-ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT IS LARGELY INDEPENDENT OF ACADEMIC POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVEMENT. (AUTHORS/HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment