ERIC Number: ED039865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Test Battery for Differential Guidance in Community Colleges; and Predicting Criteria Other Than Grades for Community Colleges.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
The next seven years will see important changes in the Washington Pre-college Testing Program for post-high school guidance. In the near future, the current cognitive emphasis of the program will be altered to include more attitudinal measures like a vocational interest inventory and an assessment of educational, employment, and life goals. In addition, the Program's ability to provide guidance and placement information will be increased by adding measures similar to those found in the U.S. Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery. Eventually, the test will permit the making of institutional and academic program "type" decisions based on results of a junior year examination. Optional advanced credit examinations permitting better reflection of pre-college educational experience are also planned. Finally, the need to develop and incorporate non-intellective predictors of junior college performance and experience in guidance programs is discussed. While existing examinations, such as those in the Washington Testing Program, can accurately predict an individual's graded success, they are not currently capable of predicting one's personal growth, and immediate or long-range feelings of satisfaction concerning his college experiences. Recent efforts to discover criteria influencing these predictors indicate that one way to alleviate negative results is to provide some overlap between predictors and criteria. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.
Note: Papers presented at a symposium on "Different Approaches to Placement Testing in the Two-Year Community College," New Orleans, March 1970