ERIC Number: ED249261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Use of the ACT Assessment by Examinees With Disabilities.
Laing, Joan; Farmer, Merine
This report summarizes selected information from American College Testing (ACT) Program records (1978-79 through 1982-83) for five groups of ACT Assessment examinees: (1) examinees who indicated that they did not have a disability that might require special services from the college they planned to attend (these examinees tested on national test dates under timed conditions and used standard materials); (2) examinees who indicated that they did have a disability that might require special services from the college they planned to attend, but who tested on a national test date under timed conditions and used standard materials; (3) examinees who were specially tested because of motor (physical and learning) disabilities; (4) examinees who were specially tested because of visual disabilities; and (5) examinees who were specially tested because of auditory disabilities. Self-reported high school grades, ACT Assessment scores, and accuracy of predicted college grades are discussed. The final section of the paper includes recommendations for further research. Appended statistical tables conclude the document. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Disabilities, Grade Point Average, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Predictive Validity, Scores, Standardized Tests, Test Validity, Testing, Testing Problems, Visual Impairments
ACT Publications, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research Div.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; American College Testing Program