ERIC Number: ED244931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Aptitude and Achievement of Education Majors.
Howey, Kenneth R.; And Others
A study examined the general achievement and aptitude of prospective teachers at the University of Minnesota's College of Education. Test scores were examined over time, against majors in other professional schools in the same institution, as well as across different education majors. The specific variables investigated included subtests of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), subtests of the American College Test (ACT), cumulative grade point average, and high school rank. On the average, education students at the university scored higher on the standardized tests than did other students across the state and the country. When they were compared with other majors at the university, the education students typically scored the lowest. However, when only academic education majors were compared with other majors, they tended to score as high or higher. The only statistically significant difference found over time was on the verbal aptitude score of the PSAT, a slight decrease shared by all majors. (Author/CJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).