ERIC Number: ED041951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Reading Tests for Entrance and Placement Testing in a Community College.
Janzen, Henry L.; Johnston, Edwin F.
Mount Royal College, a Canadian community college, has an open door policy on admissions. Hence it needs a strong counseling division in order to place entering students at appropriate skill levels. Since the American College Testing Program tests have seen limited use in Canada, research is needed to establish and validate local norms. The usefulness of the Cooperative English Test (Reading) and Van Wagenen Scales in the prediction of both freshmen English grades and freshmen grade point averages is investigated here. Their predictive value was found to be extremely low. Nonetheless, the test scores were found to have some limited utility in the counseling process and this may be enhanced by further research on the local norms collected on students that have entered the college since 1966. (DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Royal Coll., Calgary (Alberta).
Identifiers: Canada; Cooperative English Tests