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ERIC Number: ED028766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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The Nature, Predictive Value, and Use of the American College Test at Ohlone College.
Wilson, Pete; Blum, William
The following topics concerning the American College Test (ACT) are treated, with an emphasis on the use of the ACT at Ohlone College: (1) an explanation of what ACT scores are, how they are interpreted, and where the ACT 'fits' in the spectrum of educational tests; (2) factors that can influence ACT scores; (3) the use of the ACT in the prediction of college success and the limitations of its use; (4) the value of ACT data for teachers, including percentage distributions of scores at selected community and 4-year colleges using the ACT; (5) implications for grading and a discussion of the relative values of absolute and relative academic standards; (6) the use of individual ACT scores to help understand the failing student; and (7) male and female ACT averages and differences. Also included is a brief explanation of the meaning of the correlation coefficient and its use in placement and prediction. (MC)
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Identifiers: ACT Assessment; California