ERIC Number: ED220046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
An Example of a Cooperative Project between Institutional Research and a University Department. AIR Forum 1982 Paper.
Pratt, Linda K.; And Others
A joint research project between an office of institutional research and the education department at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is described. The study focuses on factors that might affect the scores of NCCU students on the National Teacher's Examination (NTE). The project enabled the education department to begin counseling NCCU students regarding their probable performance on the NTE and has given the department a 3-year start in planning for the use of the Scholastic Aptitude Test as a screening test. The project also offered the research, evaluation, and planning office the opportunity to build a database to test the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a predictor of success in a teacher education program. The project was part of a larger research effort involving other universities, and the data on NCCU students provided input from a predominantly black population to a collection of data on a predominantly white population. The MBTI is a personality type indicator that classifies individuals according to their personality characteristics and includes the following four indices: extraversion-introversion, sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling, and judgment-perception. One research study concerning the value of the SAT scores and the MBTI dimensions in predicting NTE common examination scores indicated that the verbal and mathematics scores of the SAT accounted for 52 percent of the variance in NTE scores of 53 students, and that the sensing-intuiting dimension of the MBTI accounted for a significant portion of the variance in NTE common scores. Beginning in 1982 the research results will be used to counsel students regarding academic planning, change of major, and test-taking strategies. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Myers Briggs Type Indicator; National Teacher Examinations; North Carolina Central University; Scholastic Aptitude Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (22nd, Denver, CO, May 16-19, 1982).