ERIC Number: ED233761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
The DeKalb REM Test and the SAT: Concurrent Validity.
Johnson, Berman E.
Prior to 1979, DeKalb Community College (DCC) developed placement levels from Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores as criteria for admissions to degree-granting programs. When this procedure proved inadequate for degree admissions and student placement, DCC began generating placement levels on the basis of the Reading, English, and Mathematics (REM) test, which is composed of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, the Test of Standard Written English, and a locally developed Mathematics Placement Test (MPT). As the Georgia State Department of Education's guidelines for degree-granting high technology programs designate SAT scores as criteria for admission, a study was conducted to compare REM placement levels with SAT scores. Using Pearson correlation coefficients, and a regression equation, placement levels and SAT scores were compared for 1,090 DCC students under 21 years of age who were enrolled in spring 1983. The study found significant correlation for total SAT scores and total REM placement levels, for SAT scores and combined reading and English placement levels, for SAT scores and individual reading and English placement levels, and for SAT mathematics scores and MPT placement levels. Further research was recommended to: (1) compare REM and SAT scores, (2) report from a more restricted universe, and (3) develop a scattergram and regression equation to predict REM scores from SAT scores and SAT scores from REM scores. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeKalb Community Coll., Clarkston, GA. DeKalb Area Vocational-Technical School.
Identifiers: Reading English and Mathematics Test; Scholastic Aptitude Test