ERIC Number: ED362554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Standard-Setting Study of College Board Mathematics Level I and Mathematics Level II Achievement Tests for Use in Course Placement and Credit by Examination in Mathematics 305G at the University of Texas at Austin--Fall 1991.
Barrett, Michael J.; And Others
The Measurement and Evaluation Center of the University of Texas at Austin conducted a standard-setting study in 1991 to reassess the use of the College Board's Achievement Tests in mathematics, Level I and Level II for course placement and credit by examination in an elementary functions and coordinate geometry course. Students in 20 sections of the course were given either the Level I or the Level II test as part of the final examination. Test scores were obtained for 363 students who took the Level I math test and for 342 students who took the Level II math test. Test results were correlated with preliminary course grades obtained from the instructors. For each of the tests, score values indicated by six guidelines about decision scores in the professional literature were presented to the mathematics department to consider for selecting credit by examination scores and course placement scores. There were five possible decision scores for Level I and four for Level II. The prerequisite requirement for enrollment in the course was not changed, but the scores for receiving credit by examination were changed. Eight tables present study findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, College Students, Decision Making, Equivalency Tests, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Standard Setting (Scoring), Student Placement, Test Format, Test Results, Test Use
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.
Identifiers: College Board Achievement Tests; University of Texas Austin