ERIC Number: ED229411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of the Incremental Validity of the Old and New MCAT.
Wolf, Fredric M.; And Others
The predictive and incremental validity of both the Old and New Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) was examined and compared with a sample of over 300 medical students. Results of zero order and incremental validity coefficients, as well as prediction models resulting from all possible subsets regression analyses using Mallow's Cp criterion, were subjected to cross-validation analyses by randomly dividing two medical school classes into screening and calibration samples. Results supported the incremental validity of both the Old and New MCAT. Coefficients were generally larger for the New than for the Old MCAT. Prediction models of National Board of Medical Examiners Part I and Part II performance, comprised of the New Biology and Chemistry subtests and the Old Science and General Information subtests were cross-validated. Prediction models of clinical evaluation clerkship performance were equivocal. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cross Validation; Medical College Admission Test; National Board of Medical Examiners; Test Revision
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).