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ERIC Number: ED022473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-19
Pages: 7
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Evaluation of English Course Placement for the 1967-68 School Year.
Maier, R.O.
This evaluation was made to determine whether the SCAT-verbal cutoff scores were adequate for placement in the four different English courses. To accomplish this, 223 students for whom both the scores and the English grades were available for the four courses were chosen. The total number of students (381) completing the courses were used as the control group, to establish population probabilities and set 95% confidence limits. The students with SCAT-verbal scores were divided into four subsets: 0-15, 16-44, 45-64, and 65-99 percentile. By this scale, they were assigned to English courses 1, 51, 52, and 101. The students in the experimental groups did as well as those in the control groups. In the subgroups, the students who took a course at a higher level than they qualified for did not do as well as the control group; those who took a lower-level course did better. With one explainable exception, those who took the course indicated by the V-score did as well as or better than the control group. It was recommended that the same placement criteria be used for the 1968-69 school year and that the evaluation be made using the data from both years to increase the size of the subsets and thereby the validity of the conclusions. (HH)
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Identifiers: Hawaii; Hawaii (Maui)