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ERIC Number: ED014972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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EXPLORATIONS IN THE MEASUREMENT OF JUNIOR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTS.
PACE, C. ROBERT
DEVELOPED FOR USE IN 4-YEAR ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS, COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT SCALES (CUES) WERE CONSTRUCTED FROM THOSE ITEMS WHICH DISCRIMINATED MOST CLEARLY THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIFFERENCES AMONG 50 SUCH INSTITUTIONS. A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF CUES IN 32 JUNIOR COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND MINNESOTA SHOWED THAT (1) THE ITEM CONTENT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES, (2) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JUNIOR AND 4-YEAR COLLEGE SCORES WERE ABOUT AS EXPECTED, (3) SCORES DID NOT VARY AMONG JUNIOR COLLEGES AS MUCH AS AMONG THE SENIOR INSTITUTIONS, AND (4) THIS LACK OF DISCRIMINATION MAY HAVE BEEN A FAULT OF THE TEST OR AN ACCURATE REFLECTION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT. IN A PILOT ADMINISTRATION OF A 300-ITEM EXPERIMENTAL SCALE, NONE OF THE FIVE EXISTING CUES SCALES EMERGED AS A CLEAR FACTOR, ALTHOUGH TWO FACTORS (REPRESENTING COMBINATIONS OF THE ORIGINALS) DID SEEM EVIDENT. AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT, A NEW FORM OF THE SCALES FOR USE IN JUNIOR COLLEGES WAS BEING DEVELOPED, WITH A HOPE OF IDENTIFYING THE EXTENT TO WHICH SOME JUNIOR COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTS MAY BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHERS IN PREPARING STUDENTS FOR 4-YEAR COLLEGES. THIS DOCUMENT IS REPORT NUMBER 3 OF A SERIES PREPARED FOR THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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