ERIC Number: ED243902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Interpreting Mathematics Scores on the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test.
Dass, Jane; Pine, Charles
The New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSPT) is designed to measure certain basic language and mathematics skills of students entering New Jersey colleges. The primary purpose of the two mathematics sections is to determine whether students are prepared to begin certain college-level work without a handicap in computation or elementary algebra. This guide discusses the scale used for reporting scores on the NJCBSPT; test score distributions; the reliability of the test and its standard error of measurement; its content validity, concurrent validity, and placement validity; and item-test regression research. General guidelines for assessing proficiency with each subtest are provided. Selected references on using placement test scores, and four sample score reports are appended. (BW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Board of Higher Education, Trenton.; New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test
Note: Contains small print.