ERIC Number: ED047000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-14
Reference Count: 0
The Minnesota College Statewide Testing Program--1970: Its Current Values and Future Development.
Perry, Dallis K.
The evaluation of the Minnesota College Statewide Testing Program was based on analysis of the validities of statewide and national tests for predicting freshman grades in Minnesota colleges, on interviews with directors of admission and deans of students in Minnesota colleges, and on discussions with regional gatherings of Minnesota high school counselors. It was found that the testing program continues to offer valid scholastic aptitude measures which are used and valued by state colleges for recruiting, admission, and pre-application counseling; by high school counselors for guidance of students regarding choice of post-secondary education; and by other agencies for research and policy planning. The unique aspects of the program are its early availability and its inclusion of nearly all high school juniors. It was concluded that the values of the "every-student" statewide program justify its continuation, but that if it is to remain worthwhile, it must be strengthened in ways that will increase its relevance to student decisions and decrease its duplication of other programs. Specific recommendations for the achievement of this goal are presented. Statistical data on the test validities and correlations and interview summaries are included. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Educational Counseling, Planning, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, State Programs, Testing Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Student Counseling Bureau.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Minnesota College Statewide Testing Program; Minnesota Scholastic Aptitude Test; Scholastic Aptitude Test
Note: A report to the Minnesota Committee on High School-College Relations, October 1970