ERIC Number: ED047016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Virginia Community College System Ad Hoc Committee on Testing: Summary Report.
Opitz, Armand M.; Reed, M. Douglas
The Virginia Community College System established an ad hoc committee to review its testing program. Each member college was polled as to the areas of skills, potential, or aptitude it desired measured in each of seven curricula areas. The detailed responses of each college are included in the report. The committee established the following criteria for its study of tests proposed for adoption: coverage in the areas of a diagnostic test of reading skills, a diagnostic test in mathematics, vocational and academic interest areas, general intelligence, and scholastic aptitude; cost; reliability and validity; and research usefulness. On the basis of the criteria several proposed tests were eliminated (the proposed tests are listed) and the following were selected for detailed study: the American College Test (ACT), the Comparative Guidance and Placement Profile (CGP) of the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Junior College Placement Profile (JCPP). An extensive analysis of each of the tests in each of the criterion areas is included. The committee recommended the adoption of the CGP for 1970-71. (DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Comparative Guidance and Placement Program; Junior College Placement Profile; Virginia Community College System