ERIC Number: ED366371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Predictability Research Study between General Educational Development Writing Skills Test and College Level Examination Program General English Composition.
Turner, Anita P.
A study was conducted at North Shore Community College (NSCC) to determine whether there was a particular score on the General Education Development (GED) Writing Skills Test that would predict a passing score for GED recipients on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) General English Composition Examination. A total of 73 GED recipients participated in the study. Each had received a standard score of 50 or above on the GED Writing Skills Test, received a total score of 225 or above on the entire GED battery, completed the GED tests at NSCC, had enrolled or planned to enroll at NSCC, and had been interested in receiving credit for English Composition I as a first- or second-semester student. Study findings included the following: (1) 41% of the study sample passed the CLEP General English Composition Examination with a score of 421 or above; (2) a GED recipient had a 63% chance of earning the score of 421 provided he/she had a total GED score of at least 261 and individual test scores of 51 in writing, 54 in social studies, 51 in science, 50 in literature and arts and 46 in mathematics; and (3) using Pearson's Linear Correlation analysis no statistically valid predictability existed between a particular profile of scores achieved on individual tests nor the total score and the passing CLEP score. The study report includes a summary of the research process used, the survey instrument administered to GED recipients who participated, and participant GED and CLAP scores. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Shore Community Coll., Danvers, MA.
Identifiers: College Level Examination Program; General Educational Development Tests; North Shore Community College MA