ERIC Number: ED329579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-11
Reference Count: N/A
Reviews of the Tests Approved by the Secretary of Education for Ability To Benefit Admissions.
Rudner, Lawrence M.
To comply with the new U.S. Department of Education Ability-To-Benefit policy, schools need to select tests on the Secretary's approved list. The pertinent aspects of 22 approved tests are individually summarized. The test reviews are based on examinations of the test publishers' technical documentation and the tests. Information provided in the summaries includes: each test name, the address of the test publisher, a general description of the test, a discussion of common uses, a description of the target population, a discussion of the types of scores, an overview of validity and reliability results, norms, passing scores, and test publisher comments. Not all of these categories of information are provided for every test. Tests covered in the review include the: Adult Basic Learning Examination, American College Testing Program, Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, Career Program Assessment Test, Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Differential Aptitude Test, Descriptive Tests of Language Skills, Descriptive Tests of Mathematical Skills, Tests of General Educational Development, Nelson Denny Reading Test, Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, Spanish Assessment of Basic Education, Scholastic Aptitude Test, Secondary Level English Proficiency Tests, Tests of Adult Basic Education, Test of English as a Foreign Language, Wonderlic Personnel Test, and Scholastic Level Examination. The Assessment and Placement Services, Flanagan Industrial Tests, and Job Training Assessment Program instruments, which are on the Secretary's approved list, have not yet been reviewed. (TJH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Aptitude Tests, Basic Skills, College Entrance Examinations, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Tests, Mathematics Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Occupational Tests, Postsecondary Education, Reading Tests, School Role, Scores, Spanish, Standards, Test Reviews, Test Use
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ability to Benefit Policy