ERIC Number: ED331374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Interfacing the Efforts of Community Colleges and a University: Placing Engineering Technology Students.
Lee, Jo Ann; Young, Curtis
Recognizing the poor performance of transfer students in the first engineering technology course in the engineering curriculum, (EGET3171), the Engineering Department of the University of North Carolina (Charlotte) developed a Technology Math Placement Test (CAL-T) to assess and place students transferring from community colleges to the university. Two validity studies were conducted to investigate the test's utility as a placement tool. The first study was conducted on 63 students when CAL-T was optional and used only to advise students whether to take EGET3171. The second study was conducted to re-validate CAL-T after a minimum CAL-T score was established to place students, and involved 50 transfer students who had completed EGET3171. Results for both studies indicated that CAL-T was a valid predictor of success in EGET3171. It is concluded that the test can be useful for placing transfer students and can facilitate the smooth transition of students transferring from community colleges to the university while enabling the two types of institutions to follow their respective missions and simultaneously interface. Seven references and two tables. (LPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of North Carolina Charlotte
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).