ERIC Number: ED048359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Selecting Tests for an Open Admissions Population.
Tittle, Carol; Kay, Patricia
The establishment of an open admissions policy necessitated an evaluative procedure to identify groups requiring remedial instruction and to assist in estimating budgeting and staffing needs. This study was undertaken, therefore, to select tests in reading and mathematics which would: (1) discriminate adequately between non-college and college preparatory groups, in the traditional meaning of these groups; (2) have "floor" adequate to provide discrimination in the lower ranges of the test distribution; (3) be accepted by those in the top of the distribution, even though "ceiling" effects would be present. Results indicated the wide range in achievement and changing nature of the university population was more typical of a general high school population than a college preparatory one. The relative accuracy in selecting tests with the desired characteristics will permit studies on the non-selected open admissions population. (Author/TA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971