ERIC Number: ED202370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Testing in Affirmative Action.
Manning, Winton H.
Graphs and charts pertaining to testing in affirmative action are presented. Data concern the following: the predictive validity of College Board admissions tests using freshman grade point average as the criterion; validity coefficients of undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) alone, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, and undergraduate average combined with LSAT scores; validity coefficients for five predictors of success in graduate school in nine fields; the proportion of students at various levels of Graduate Record Examination Advanced test scores in chemistry, physics, and psychology who attained the Ph.D. within ten years; scatter plot diagrams showing prediction without selection and prediction with selection; a hypothetical example showing effect of restriction in range of talent on the size of the validity coefficient; multiple validity coefficients (LSAT and UGPA) for two successive first year classes in 95 law schools; proportion of successful selectees as a function of validity and selectivity; predicted and actual grades for black and Mexican American students; cross-plot of deltas for white-Northeasterns, white-Southeasterns, Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, and Latin-Americans. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers: Graduate Record Examinations; Law School Admission Test; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in POstsecondary Education (New Orleans, LA, October 1978). For related document see HE 013 883. Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.